Small Grants FAQ

Small Grants Frequently Asked Questions

Applications must have the approval of the applicant’s principal, director, or supervisor. A proposed budget showing how grant funds will be spent also must be included in the application. Only submitted applications received through the online grants portal will be considered. Requests for more than $1,000 will be rejected unless accompanied by details about how the balance will be funded.

    Only MCPS staff may apply for a Small Grant.

Grant guidelines and the application are available through the Foundation online grants portal. Completed applications must be submitted through the online grants management system no later than the deadline date.

FY2022 applications are due by September 24, 2021. The online submittal will stop accepting applications at that time.

If you have successfully submitted your online application, you will receive an e-mail confirmation message. Notification of award will be made to the applicant within five weeks of the closing date.

Note: If an award is made, all grant recipients are required to produce a year-end report by June 30, 2022.

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