Teacher Grants

The Foundation for FCPS is proud to fund innovative teacher grants that bring workforce development and career readiness into the classroom.  In the first two years of the program, 73 grants were awarded, impacting nearly 20,000 FCPS students.  (See a full list of our 2019-2020 grant recipients HERE)

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The 2020-21 Grant cycle is open from March 9 - April 15.

Award Amounts:  $1,000 - $2,500

Please read the information below, then scroll to the bottom to access the online application portal

What to Know Before You Apply

Guidelines:

  • Applicants must be full-time FCPS staff members (i.e. classroom teachers, librarians, guidance counselors, instructional or administrative staff.)
  • Applications should reflect Portrait of a Graduate attributes.
  • Applications should focus on developing or enhancing work-based learning or career exploration opportunities (see Work Based Learning Continuum graphic below).
  • Any technology requested must have the support of FCPS IT.
  • Grant recipients must use the funds for the intended purpose.  Any unused funds in excess of $50 must be returned to the Foundation.

The Foundation for FCPS funds grants that:

  • Are innovative and creative
  • Have specific measurable outcomes for work-based learning
  • Impact as many students as possible
  • Supplement or enhance the standard curriculum and teaching methods
  • Are replicable and sustainable

Funds may not be used for:

Student stipends

Timeline for Grant Awards:

April 15, 2020:   Application deadline:

June 8, 2020:  Notification of decision

August 2020: Funds will be disbursed

May 31, 2021: A report describing the impact of the project will be due to the Foundation

               Work-based Learning Continuum

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Ready to Apply?