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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

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Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS)

Deadline Date:

10/18/19 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 today's world. Projects will be evaluated based on the anticipated contribution to aiding students in navigating 21st century life and employment. The proposal should describe a quantitative and/or qualitative method to evaluate the success of the project.

The 2019-2020 projects should address at least one of the following instructional focused 21st century themes:
- Arts & Culture
- Civic Literacy
- Environmental Literacy
- Financial, Economic, Business, and Entrepreneurial Literacy
- Global Awareness
- Health Literacy
- 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 project must have clear measurable objectives, and overall impact and potential for successful implementation.

Funds may cover travel, participation in events/activities, consulting fees, and speaker honorariums.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 155024

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $2,000 per project

Term of Contract:

Projects should be implemented during the 2019-2020 school year with all projects to be completed on or before Friday, May 29, 2020.

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 18, 2019, at 5:00 PM.

- Application Process: June, 2019-October 18, 2019
- Application Closes: Friday, October 18, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
- Committee Review: Monday, October 21- Friday, November 8, 2019
- Approval by The Education Foundation Scholarship and Grant Committee: Wednesday, November 13, 2019
- Grant Recipient Notification: Friday, November 15, 2019
- Web site Updated and Media Release: Wednesday, November 20, 2019
- Storyboard Submission to The Education Foundation of BCPS: On or before March 13, 2020
- Reimbursement/Disbursement of Project Funds: On or before Friday, May 29, 2020
- Submission of Recipient II Grant Survey: Friday, May 29, 2020
- Collaborative Gallery Celebration: TBD Spring of 2020

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

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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