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Grants Process


The current MCPS grant seeking policy was approved by the Montgomery County School Board in June 2016. This policy (Policy 3-3.11 Non-Locally Funded Programs/Competitive Grants) provides a mechanism through which the school board can be informed of grant-related initiatives and can offer approval for them prior to acceptance of funding. According to policy, the MCPS Grants Office will serve as the channel for submission of grant proposals to the School Board for approval. A summary of the policy follows.


About the Grant seeking Policy

All competitive grant projects that involve or obligate MCPS in any way must be approved by the School Board prior to or as soon as possible after submission. Teachers or staff members who wish to submit an application for grant funding should have the support of their principal or department supervisor. Project originators are responsible for informing the Grants Office of their plans for seeking funding. Applicants should provide the Grants Office with a proposal draft and budget, ideally before proposal submission, or at the time of submission. Note that the School Board considers grant proposals the first Tuesday of every month.

Once you have received notice that you've been awarded a grant, you should notify: 1) your building principal or supervisor, 2) your school or department bookkeeper, and 3) Laura Williams, MCPS Supervisor of Grants and Partnerships. Your bookkeeper or the MCPS Finance Office will issue you an account code and instruct you as to your responsibilities in managing/tracking your grant funds.

Most importantly, the Grants Office is here to assist you in locating and acquiring funding for your school-related projects. I can help you in a variety of ways -  Contact me to make the most of the resources I have available!

Laura Williams, Supervisor of Grants and Partnerships, lwilliams@mcps.org, (540) 382-5100, ext. 1028