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The Grant Funding Newsletter is a compilation of grant opportunities specifically targeted for teachers and other school-based projects. This quarterly publication contains a description of grant opportunities, a list of grants awarded during the previous quarter, as well as grant highlights and tips for preparing grant applications. This tool can be used to guide and focus ideas for projects that address identified needs in your school or community. Prior to submitting a grant proposal, you should organize your thoughts about your school's needs. Consider the target population, the scope of your project, alignment to the District's strategic plan, and how the project relates to your school's improvement plan. With these thoughts in mind, carefully review the program descriptions and make a list of the opportunities that fit best.

The project descriptions include web links for every funding source that has a web site available. These web sites will provide additional detailed information about the funding opportunity and the grant application guidelines. In some cases, you will be able to submit your application directly to the funding source from the web site. Grants Administration and Government Programs (GAGP) staff will gladly assist you in interpreting the program descriptions, provide technical assistance, or answer any questions you may have about the grant proposal development process. Please click on the links below to access copies of the most recent grant funding newsletters:

September Newsletter 2015
June Newsletter 2015
March Newsletter 2015

Within five days of submitting a grant application, applicants MUST e-mail to via CAB or pony a copy of entire application to Grants Administration and Government Programs (GAGP) at - 4th Floor KCW. Pursuant to Standard Practice Bulletin I-319, all grants must be School Board approved before awards can be utilized by the recipient. The BRITE system will not allow bookkeepers to enter grant awards without a formal school board approval. GAGP will take all the steps necessary to obtain the required school board approval for grant applications received through this standard process.

Please e-mail your comments or suggestions regarding the newsletter to:

Additionally, a toolkit has been developed to include examples of grant proposals and other helpful grant planning tools. You can access the document by clicking the link below:

Winning Grant Resources for BCPS Students:
A Toolkit for Schools