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21st Century Instructional Initiative Grants

Grants to Baltimore County, Maryland Public School Staff for
Projects that Expand Students' Life and Employment Skills

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS)

Deadline Date:

10/20/17 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $2,000 per project to Baltimore County, Maryland public school teachers and other personnel for projects that provide students with the skills and knowledge required to succeed in the 21st century. Projects will be evaluated based on the anticipated contribution to aiding students in navigating 21st century life and employment.

The 2017-2018 projects should address at least one of the following instructional focused 21st century themes:
-Financial, Economic, Business, and Entrepreneurial Literacy
-Health Literacy
-Environmental Literacy
-Civic Literacy
-Arts & Culture
-Global Awareness
-Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

Projects must address an identified need that is aligned with BCPS goals for academics and key actions as stated in the BCPS Blueprint 2.0: Our Way Forward and the school progress plans. 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.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 155024

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $2,000 per project

Term of Contract:

Projects should be implemented during the 2017-2018 school year with all projects to be completed on or before Friday, May 25, 2018.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be Baltimore County Public Schools professional personnel. In the case of team-based proposals, a project coordinator must be designated to assume overall administrative responsibility for the instructional initiative grant application, submission of disbursement requests, and any other requested information or reports.

Projects must be conducted and supervised by BCPS professional personnel who work directly with students, including teachers, school counselors, media specialists, nurses, etc.

Simultaneous funding of projects from the same applicant or benefitting the same classroom, department, or team will not occur.

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.

Funds may not replace normal funding from tax-based sources.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be submitted on or before Friday, October 20, 2017 by 5:00 PM.

Recipients will receive an email notification from the director on Friday, November 17, 2017, and a media release will be placed on the website on Wednesday, November 22, 2017.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Access the electronic application form and program guidelines here:

To acquire information pertaining to all grant opportunities contact:

Ms. Deborah S. Phelps, Executive Director

Mrs. Laura Lemon, Associate Director

Mrs. Cindy Whitcomb, Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper

The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools,
105 W. Chesapeake Avenue, Suite B-1
Towson, Maryland 21204


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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maryland: Baltimore County