Grant Information

Our 2014-2015 grant cycle is open!

ALL grants must be submitted through our online application system.

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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.IMG_3437

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

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.

Grant Program Deadline Who Can Apply Restrictions

Insta-Grants

Giving Days will be selected throughout the school year MCCSC Employees None – Application process is via Social Media only. Please follow FMCCS on Facebook and Twitter for more information.

Classroom & Small Project Mini Grants

$250 – $1,000

October 15th MCCSC Employees and Students Only 50% of field trips. No professional development. No consumables.

Multi-Classroom, School & System Grants

$1,000 – $5,000

October 15th

MCCSC Employees and Students No consumables.

High Impact Innovation Grants

Over $5,000

October 15th (Pre-Proposal) MCCSC Principals and Administrators No consumables.

Elementary Library Grants

 

September 30th MCCSC Elementary School Librarians No technology.
Insta-Grants 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
Consumables for Classrooms & Support Areas X
Field Trips X X
Library Books X X X X X
Classroom/School Visits by Experts or Authors  X X X X
Professional Development  X X X

For step-by-step instructions for submitting online grants, click here.

For FAQs about our online submission system, click here.

For a complete list of Building Representatives, click here. 

For a budget template, click here.

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.