Education Grants Process Re-Opens

Education Grants Process Re-Opens

Students in Frederick County public schools benefit each year from generous citizen donations through the Community Foundation of Frederick County. The grant application process is re-opened to new applicants for funds remaining after the last round of allocations to support student-enrichment projects.

FCPS has posted the application online for the FCPS Gifts for Education Fund at www.fcps.org. Schools awarded a Gifts for Education grant in fall 2018 are not eligible to apply in this round. Otherwise, public school students, families, employees and any public schools, departments and program areas wishing to support student enrichment or enhance student learning through innovative means may apply. FCPS encourages collaborations that will combine and maximize resources. The application deadline is Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 4 p.m. For more information, please call 301-696-6818 or e-mail Kimberly.Remus@fcps.org.

The primary intent of Gifts for Education funds, supported with community members’ gifts, is to provide for student enrichment activities not funded through regular school system budgets. The grants are not intended to supplant existing funds but rather to supplement current budgets.

The Community Foundation of Frederick County accepts tax-deductible donations and has distributed over $178,800 in 347 grants since the endowments were launched in 1998. Anyone wishing to donate may call 301-696-6818.