About Lauren Grey-Hawkins

Lauren is the Business and Communication Specialist for the Division of Partnerships, Development, and Marketing.

21st Century Education Foundation Grant Fund

September 5th, 2017|Classroom Support, Grant Opportunities, Other Resources|

The 21st CEF grant program provides financial support for AACPS educators, schools, and offices to fund projects, programs, or initiatives that support student learning. The Foundation solicits applications for classroom support, program enhancements, professional development, and/or special events.

Road Runners Club of America

August 29th, 2017|Grant Opportunities, Other Resources|

Deadline: October 1, 2017.

Funds Grants range from $500-$1,000.

Eligibility: Running clubs, events, and 501 (c)(3) organizations, as well as elementary and middle schools that provide organized afterschool running programs.

Areas: Proposed running programs should be more than just a one-time event. It should be a structured running program that ideally utilizes the RRCA’s Kids Run the  Nation youth running curriculum.

The goal of the proposed program should be to have kids running regularly, more than once each week for multiple weeks, as opposed to participating in a single event. However, the program may culminate in a goal fun run or other organized running event.

Description: The Road Runners Club of America requests applicants for the Kids Run the Nation grant Fund.

The funds seeks to assist running clubs, schools, and community nonprofits interested in implementing or currently hosting youth running programs.

Contact: RRCA National Office, 1501 Lee Highway, Suite 140, Arlington, VA 22209; (703) 525-3890

Email: office@rrca.org

Web: www.rrca.org/our-programs-services/programs/kids-run-the-nation/grant-fund


SAE International

August 29th, 2017|Grant Opportunities, STEM|

Deadline: October 31, 2017.

Funds: A framed certificate and a $2,000 honorarium presented to the teacher and middle school.

Eligibility: Middle school teachers.

Description: SAE International requests nominations for the Gary Dickerson Award for Teaching Excellence.

The award recognizes an outstanding middle school teacher or a team of teachers who have made creative and exemplary use of the A World In Motion program to further develop students’ understanding and experience in math, science, and engineering.

Contact: SAE Awards & Scholarships Programs Office, 400 Commonwealth Drive, Warrendale, PA 15096-0001

Email: awards@sae.org

Web: http://awards.sae.org/dickinson

National Art Education Association

August 29th, 2017|Grant Opportunities, The Arts|

Deadline: October 1, 2017.

Funds: Grants range up to $2,500.

Eligibility: Art educators.

Description: The National Art Education Association requests applications for:

  • Ruth Halvorsen Professional Development Grants program, which provides professional development funding for art educators whose proposals focus on understanding, implementation, and issues specifically relating to the National Visual Arts Standards and that support the improvement of teaching art.
  • Mary McMullan Grants program, which provides support for projects that promote art education as an integral part of the curriculum, or establish and/or improve the instruction of art in public and private elementary and secondary schools, as well as schools of higher education in the U.S.

Contact: National Art Education Foundation, 901 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (800) 299-8321

Email: naef@arteducators.org

Web: www.arteducators.org/opportunities/articles/233-apply-for-an-naef-grant

American Statistical Association

August 29th, 2017|Grant Opportunities, STEM|

Deadline: April 1, 2018.

Funds: Awards range from plaques to $300 prizes. In addition, first-place winners in grades 4-12 will receive Texas Instruments graphing calculators, and winners in grades 4-6 and their advisers will receive TI-73 Explorer Graphing Calculators. The winners in grades 7-12 and their advisers will receive TI-84 Plus Silver Edition Graphing Calculators.

Eligibility: K-12 students.

Areas: Students may work individually or in teams. For those in the K-3 category, there is no restriction on the size of the team. For other categories, the maximum number of students per team is four. For teams with members from different grade levels, the highest grade determines the entry category.

Description: The American Statistical Association encourages students to participate in the ASA Statistics Poster Competition for Grades K-12. The poster should be a display containing two or more related graphics that summarize a set of data, look at the data from different points of view, and answer specific questions about the data.

Email: asainfo@amstat.org

Web: www.amstat.org/asa/education/ASA-Statistics-Poster-Competition-for-Grades-K-12.aspx

Micro Center

August 29th, 2017|Classroom Technology, Grant Opportunities, STEM|

Deadline: September 2, 2017.

Funds: Winner will receive a Flashforge Finder FDM 3D Printer and a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B. In addition, the winning student’s school will receive a Flashforge Finder FDM 3D Printer and Raspberry Pi 3 Model B units for an entire classroom of up to 30 students.

Eligibility: Students age 13 and older.

Areas: Entrants must use @ microcenter and #RuleTheSchool as their tags when they post their response to the question.

Description: Micro Center solicits applications for the 2017 Micro Center Maker Student Contest. The contest invites students to tweet or post a response to the question “What would you make with a 3D printer and Raspberry Pi?

Contact: See website for online contact orm.

Web: www.microcenter.com/site/content/MakerStudentContest.aspx?rd=1

FY 2018 National Leadership Grants for Libraries (IMLS)

August 29th, 2017|Grant Opportunities, School & Classroom Libraries|

Deadline: January 16, 2018.

Funds: Sparks Grants up to $25,000. Planning Frants up to $50,000. National Forum Grants up to $100,000. Project and Research Grants up to $2 million.

Eligibility: Libraries, including a library or a parent organization, such as a school district, municipality, state agency, or academic institution, that is responsible for the administration of a library.


  • Sparks Grants support explorations of new approaches or implementations of existing approaches in new contexts.
  • Planning Grants allow project teams to perform preliminary planning activities, such as analyzing needs and feasibility, solidifying partnerships. developing projects work plans, or developing prototypes, proofs of concept, and pilot studies.
  • National Forum Grants provide the opportunity to convene qualified groups of experts and key stakeholders, including those from adjacent fields as appropriate, to consider issues or challenges that are important to libraries or archives across the nation.
  • Project Grants support fully developed for which needs assessments, partnership development, feasibility analyses, prototyping, and other planning activities have been completed.
  • Research Grants involve the investigation of key questions important to library or archival practice.

Description: The institute of Library and Museum Services support projects that address significant challenges and opportunities facing the library and archives fields and that have the potential to advance theory and practice. Successful proposals will generate results, such as new tools, research findings, models, services, practices, or alliances that will be widely used, adapted, scaled, or replicated to extend the benefits of federal investment.

Email: tcarrigan@imls.gov

Web: www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppld=295712

FY 2018 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (IMLS)

August 29th, 2017|Grant Opportunities, School & Classroom Libraries|

Deadline: January 16, 2018

Funds: Planning Grants up to $50,000. National Forum Grants up to $100,000. Research Grants up to $500,000. Project Grants up to $1 million.

Eligibility: Libraries, including a library or a parent organization, such as a school district, municipality, state agency, or academic institution, that is state agency, or academic institution, that is responsible for the administration of a library.

Areas: All applicants must designate one of the following project categories:

  • Community Anchors: projects that will increase the capacity of library and archives professionals to support communities through training, educational opportunities, and research.
  • National Digital Platform: projects that will increase library and archives professionals’ capacity to create, enhance, and deploy the open source software applications used by libraries and archives.
  • Curating Collections: projects that will increase library and archives professionals’ capacity to create, manage, preserve, and provide access to digital library collections across the country.

Contact: Tim  Carrigan, senior program officer, (202) 653-4639

Email: tcarrigan@imls.gov

Web: www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppld=295716

SHAPE America

August 21st, 2017|Athletic Programs, Grant Opportunities|

Deadline: October 15, 2017.

Funds: Recipients receive:

  • A $1,300 professional development stipend to attend the 2018 SHAPE America National Convention & Expo in Nashville from March 20-24.
  • One-year SHAPE America membership and a copy of the 2014 National Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education.
  • A $1,200 US Games gift certificate redeemable for equipment to enhance your school’s physical education program.

Eligibility: Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart coordinates.

Description: SHAPE America seeks applicants for the 2018 Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart Grant program.

The program seeks to recognize Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart coordinators for their passion and contribution to the program. Grants support professional development and provide funds to purchase school equipment.

Email: ytaji-farouki@shapeamerica.org

Web: www.shapeamerica.org/jump/recognition

The Home Depot Foundation

August 21st, 2017|Grant Opportunities, Other Resources|

Deadline: December 31, 2018.

Funds: Grants up to $5,000.

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations.

Description: The Home Depot Foundation requests applications for the Community Impact Grants program. The program seeks to provide grants and volunteer opportunities to support the renovation, refurbishment, retrofitting, accessibility modifications, and/or weatherization of existing homes, centers, schools, and other similar facilities.

Email: small_grants@homedepot.com

Web: https:// coporate.homedepot.com/grants/community-impact-grants


The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation

August 21st, 2017|Grant Opportunities, STEM|

Deadline: November 10, 2017  and May 10, 2018.

Funds: Grants range from $1,000-$20,000.

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations.

Description: The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation provides support to:

  • Museums and cultural and performing arts programs.
  • Schools, hospitals, educational and skills training programs, and programs for youths, seniors, and the handicapped.
  • Environmental and wildlife protection activities. Other community-based organizations and their programs.

Email: info@mvdreyfusfoundation.org

Web: www.mvdreyfusfoundation.org/application-guidelines


Pushing Myself to Explore the World Through my Signature Program

August 1st, 2017|Our AACPS Stories, Our Alumni, South River Stories|

"Everything changed when I enrolled in the Global Communications and Public Affairs Signature Program my junior year. Through the GCPA program at South River, I developed from a good student into an outstanding student, from a confused teenager into a confident young woman. The class taught me how to handle myself in formal business environments, how to pursue a career that I am passionate about, how to network and create valuable connections, how to go out into the Real World ready for anything it can throw at me."--Juliana Boyle, SRHS Alum

Kinder Morgan Foundation

July 25th, 2017|Grant Opportunities, Music, STEM|

Deadline: Rolling

Funds: $1,000 (Min) / $5,000 (Max)

Eligibility: 501 (c)(3) non profit organizations, Public and private schools, and libraries

Description: The purpose of this program is to provide youth with opportunities to learn and grown, thus helping today’s science, math, and music students become the engineers, educators, and musicians who will supports the funding agency’s diverse communities for many years to come. This program funds projects that promote the academic and artistic interests of young people. Projects must benefit only K-12 children.

The program’s focus areas are academic projects, including tutoring, and arts education projects.

Funds must be used for project support only; however, libraries may apply for capital projects.

Eligibility is limited to applicants serving areas where Kinder Morgan operated. Refer to the Eligibility section for additional information.

Contact: Program Staff

(303) 914-7655

Mailing Address: Kinder Morgan Foundation, 370 Van Gordon Street, Lakewood, CO 80228

Email: km_foundation@kindermorgan.com

Contact Notes: Questions should be directed to the program staff.

Applications must be mailed or emailed to the appropriate address provided.

Information regarding the funding agency’s board of directors can be found online at


National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Mathematics Education Trust (MET)

July 25th, 2017|Grant Opportunities, STEM|

Deadline: 11/03/2017 (Proposal)

Funds: $3,000 (Max)

Eligibility: Other and Schools/School Districts

Description: The purpose of this program is to promote the creation of effective classrooms and learning environments by supporting professional development of preK-5 teachers that will improve their competence in the teaching of mathematics. Projects that use technology to enhance student learning are encouraged. Proposals must address the professional development plan, how the plan will enhance the applicant’s mathematical knowledge, and its anticipated impact on student learning.

Contact: Program Staff

(703) 620-9840

(800) 235-7566

Fax: (703) 476-2970

Mailing Address: Mathematics Education Trust at NCTM, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1502

Email: NCTM@nctm.org

Website:  http://www.nctm.org/Grants/


ALDI, Inc.

July 25th, 2017|Grant Opportunities, Health/Nutrition, The Arts|

Deadline: 12/15/2017 (Application)

Funds: Unspecified

Eligibility: 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organizations, Publicly funded service agencies, such as police or fire agencies, Public and private K-12 schools, and Faith-based organizations that benefit children in the community

Description: The purpose of this program is to promote the health and wellness of the children in communities where the funding agency is located by supporting local community organizations that encourage kids to be active in the areas of education, physical activity, nutrition, socializing, and arts. The program will provide funding and gift cards to support students, teams, and programs that provide kids with a smart foundations for healthier lives.

Programs should demonstrate affordability and sustainability, a lasting on the community, and a significant and measurable outcome.

Eligibility is limited to applicants located in communities where the funding agency has a presence. Refer to the Eligibility section for details.

Contact: Program Staff

Agency Address: ALDI, Inc., 1200 N. Kirk Road, Batavia, IL 60510

Email: giving@aldi.us

Website: www.gdg.do/prod2/portal