Innovative Grant Guidelines: Mini & Maxi Grants

The Mini-Grant maximum award amount is $1,000. For your convenience, the online application is interactive. It must be downloaded, typed, and printed for submission.  The application period opens on December 18, 2017 with awards distributed in May. A copy of the 2018 application is available for review. Completed applications will be evaluated using the following guidelines:

  • Projects should directly impact students and should be consistent with WCPS’s goals and procedures.
  • Project budgets are limited to a $200 minimum and a maximum of $1,000.
  • WCPSEF will award at least one (1) $5,000 MAXI-GRANT.
  • Applicants must include all requested information to be considered for funding.

 Projects should reflect specific areas of need and should include one or more of the following:

  • Literacy
  • Financial literacy
  • College career readiness
  • Encouragement of student participation in science/math
  • Interdisciplinary instruction
  • At-risk students
  • Support for the Arts
  • Technological Support
  • Multicultural Education

Click here for the 2018-19 application.  The deadline to apply is Friday, March 23, 2018.

PowerPoint from our 2018 Workshop: WCPSEF Grant Basics Workshop 01.2018

Contact Christina Williams, WCPS Education Foundation Manager: 301-766-2925 or