Our 2015-2016 grant cycle:
Elementary Library applications are closed.
Multi, and Mini Grant applications are closed.
Science & Environmental Small Grants are open. Applications are reviewed monthly until funded is utilized.
Continue to follow FMCCS on Facebook and Twitter for Insta-Grant opportunities!
ALL grants must be submitted through our online application system.
FMCCS Grant Programs Description
The FMCCS grant program provides funding for materials, supplies, and projects that directly benefit students of the MCCSC and align with state standards and school improvement plans. The grants are intended to fund projects that will have a long-term benefit and create educational experiences that impact student learning. Eligible expenses include but are not limited to:
- materials and supplies to enhance classroom learning experiences
- equipment and technology, including software
- curricular field trip expenses
- authors, speakers, and experts
- support for professional development
All applications must be submitted on-line and approved by your Building Representative, appropriate school principal(s), and MCCSC administrator(s). Click here to view a How To Apply Video All grant recipients must complete a Grant Evaluation within one year of the award in order to be eligible to apply again. The FMCCS grant program is broken into five types of grants. Please use the following tables to help determine which grant program best aligns with your funding needs. All MCCSC faculty, staff, and students are eligible to apply. For more information about the specific guidelines of each grant program, please click the appropriate link in the following tables.
|Deadline||Who Can Apply||Restrictions|
|Insta-Grants $100||Giving Days will be selected throughout the school year||MCCSC Employees||None – Application process is via Facebook and Twitter only.|
|Classroom & Small Project Mini-Grants $250 to $1,000||October 21||-MCCSC Employees-Students||-50% of field trips.-No professional development.-No consumables.|
|Multi-Classroom, School, and System Grants $1,000 to $5,000||October 21||-MCCSC Employees-Students||-No consumables.|
|High Impact Innovation Grants Over $5,000||October 21(pre-proposal)||-MCCSC Principals-MCCSC Administrators||-Due to available funding ideas from these proposals are generally used to develop grants to external organizations.|
|Elementary Library Grants||September 30th||-MCCSC Elementary School Librarians||-No technology.|
|Science & Environmental Small Projects||Last Day of Each Month||-MCCSC Employees-Students||-None, reviewed monthly as funding is available.|
|Classroom & Small Project Mini Grants||Multi-Classroom, School, District & System Level Grants||High Impact Innovation Grants||Elementary Library Grants|
|Classroom Materials, Supplies, Equipment & Technology||X||X||X||X||X|
|Consumables for Classrooms & Support Areas||X||X|
|Classroom/School Visits by Experts or Authors||X||X||X||X||X|
Any MCCSC employee or student may apply for grants from the Foundation. However, High Impact Innovation grants must be presented by an administrator. Guidelines are available for all of the Foundation’s grant programs via the links included in the above tables. All applications must be completed through the Foundation’s online application system. For more information contact your MCCSC Building Representative (full list available here). Despite these funding opportunities, many educators will still find it necessary to either fund learning materials through out-of-pocket spending or forgo opportunities for their students. DonorsChoose.org, is a web-based program that provides a simple way to fulfill needs in the classroom and to foster innovation in our public schools. To find out more about DonorsChoose.org, click here. For Frequently Asked Questions about DonorsChoose.org, click here.