Putting Students First Grant - In Partnership with First Financial Federal Credit Union

Grants for Elementary, Middle and High Schools

In partnership with First Financial Federal Credit Union, The Education Foundation of BCPS, Inc. is pleased to provide the Putting Students First Grant. The review and award of project funds will be based on the project’s anticipated need of supplies, resources, and opportunities/experiences to fulfill classroom needs and to impact student’s educational readiness. The project funds should have a clear alignment with BCPS The Compass: Our Pathway to Excellence, The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, Contributing to a Brighter Future and the school’s school progress plan, with clear measurable objectives, and overall impact and potential for successful use and/or implementation.

The 2022-2023 projects funds should be used to support the students served by the educator(s) within their classroom/grade level/department and/or disciplinary area, organization/club or schoolhouse.

Grant funds can be used to:
• Purchase classroom resources such as books to enhance classroom libraries or individual student literacy needs.
• Purchase basic but necessary materials and supplies to meet the academic, health and wellness, social-emotional and/or therapeutic needs of a classroom or student(s).
• Purchase classroom resources such as audio visual/technology supplies to impact the delivery of instruction, must be aligned with the district’s specifications.
• Plan a classroom opportunity/experience such as but not limited to field trips to enhance learning.
• Pursue innovative professional development or new teaching initiative such as hosting a presenter or an assembly, must be aligned with the district’s specifications.

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Projects must be conducted and supervised by BCPS professional personnel who work directly with students, including teachers, school counselors, media specialists, nurses, etc. Projects must address an identified need that is aligned with BCPS The Compass: Our Pathway to Excellence, The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, Contributing to a Brighter Future and the school’s school progress plans. Funds may not replace normal funding from tax-based sources. The proposal should describe a quantitative and/or qualitative method to evaluate the success of the project. Funds may cover travel, participation in events/activities, consulting fees, and speaker honorariums. Funds may not cover personnel or any related expenses for BCPS staff, including gift cards and food/beverages. If food is purchased for students, it must align with USDA health regulations.

Putting Students First Grant Timeline

$5,000 Award Range - Awarding Grants of up to $500.00 per grant, to BCPS Elementary, Middle, and High Schools

  • Application Process: Open August 22, 2022 to September 30, 2022
  • Application Closes: September 30, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Committee Review: October 1 to October 18, 2022
  • Grant Recipient Notification: October 19, 2022
  • Web site Updated and Media Release: October 24, 2022
  • Project Summary Submission to The Education Foundation of BCPS: May 26, 2023
  • Reimbursement/Disbursement of Project Funds: May 26, 2023
  • Submission of Recipient Grant Survey: May 26, 2023
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Congratulations Grant Recipients

 
2021-2022 Inaugural Putting Students First Grant Recipients

Cromwell Valley Elementary Regional Magnet School
We are a Community – Learning and Budgeting Together
Principal: Cathy Thomas Grant Liaison: Florence Falatko

Deep Creek Elementary School
Reaching Your Highest Heights Reading Program
Principal: Laura Kelly Grant Liaison: Melissa Shipp

Dundalk High School
Owl Academy Excursion
Principal: Dr. Larissa Santos Grant Liaison: Maegan Hansen

General John Stricker Middle School
AVID Ambassadors
Principal: Laurie Phillips Grant Liaison: Lisa Culler

Gunpowder Elementary School
Building Confidence through Reading Fluency
Principal: Wendy Cunningham Grant Liaison: Meighan Brown

Hawthorne Elementary School
Pen Pal Meet & Greet
Principal: Dwan Pinamonti Grant Liaison: Michelle Schnell

Hebbville Elementary School
Outdoor Classroom
Principal: Jordan Filderman Grant Liaison: Hagit Barrett

Parkville Middle School
AVID Ambassadors
Principal: Erin O’Toole-Trivas Grant Liaison: Susan Miller

Perry Hall Middle School
2022 Gettysburg Field Trip
Principal: Lisa Perry Grant Liaison: Mary Maruffi

Woodlawn High School
Center for Academic Support
Principal: Jamel Jernigan Grant Liaison: Kimberly Simms

Total of Grant Funds Awarded: $4909.92

 

2022-2023 Putting Students First Grant Recipients

Battle Grove Elementary School
Battle Gove Elementary School Story Walk Project
Principal: Kristi Gallier Grant Liaison: Kelly Greer

Cedarmere Elementary School
Reading Across America
Principal: Regina Matthews Grant Liaison: Jennifer Kellington

Charlesmont Elementary School
Principal: Colleen Banks Grant Liaison: Claudia Enders

Cromwell Valley Elementary Regional Magnet School
Capturing Moments – Igniting Financial Literacy
Principal: Cathy Thomas Grant Liaison: Florence Falatko

Featherbed Lane Elementary School
Electric Equity
Principal: Michelle Webster Grant Liaison: Robin Thompson

Glyndon Elementary School
Books for Literacy
Principal: Tracy Robinson Grant Liaison: Jessica Conway

Loch Raven Technical Academy
Essex Community College Field Trip for AVID Students
Principal: Heather Caulton Grant Liaison: Karla Schneider

Perry Hall Elementary School
You Matter
Principal: Ronesha Thompson Grant Liaison: Anne Marie Martinelli

Riverview Elementary School
Reaching for the Stars through STEM
Principal: Colleen Fitzmaurice Grant Liaison: Melissa Shipp

Western School of Technology and Environmental Science
MacBeth at Chesapeake Shakespeare
Principal: Jewell Ralph Grant Liaison: Melanie Coates

Total of Grant Funds Awarded: $4858.40

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To support the continued growth and success of BCPS students and schools, please contribute to the school system through The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, Inc.

 

To acquire information pertaining to all grant opportunities contact:

Ms. Deborah S. Phelps, Executive Director – dphelps@bcps.org

Mrs. Laura Lemon, Associate Director- llemon2@bcps.org

Mrs. Cindy Whitcomb, Administrative|Fiscal Assistant cwhitcomb@bcps.org

The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, Inc. Headquarters

105 W. Chesapeake Avenue, Suite B-1
Towson, Maryland  21204

O:  443-809-8962

 

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