Hot Spots Extended Care Program Partners with The Education Foundation
Hot Spots Extended Care Program has partnered with The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools to launch for the first time during this school year 21st Century Enrichment Grants to BCPS elementary schools to fund innovative projects not funded in the school budget. As in the 21st Century Instructional Initiative Grants, projects must address an identified need that is aligned with Baltimore County Public Schools goals for academics and key actions as stated in the BCPS Blueprint 2.0: Our Way Forward and the school progress plans. The project must have clear measurable objectives, and overall impact and potential for successful implementation.
With each project addressing at least one of the following instructional focused 21st century themes as stated, elementary schools will identify an academic and community engagement opportunity within their school house. The goal of the initiative is to diversify elementary educational enrichment opportunities and increase student/parent/teacher/community collaborative efforts in support of Out of School Time.
The 21st Century Enrichment Grant Goals Are to:
- Serve more children and school community in BCPS with high quality hands-on collaborative events
- Maximize the impact of school community events through the modeling of strategic planning and collaborative efforts, as well as diversify available resources
- Offer capacity building opportunities to partner in the network so they may better serve their educational community
- Offer schools an opportunity to extend the grant into sustainable long-term projects
An elementary school can apply for a Pre-Packaged 21st Century Enrichment Grant that is aligned with a 21st century theme. These grants do not require the applicant to complete a budget overview, as the grant partner and resources have been allocated accordingly.
Check out the links below to learn more about the Pre-Packaged Grants that are available.
21st Century Grant Opportunities for Those Outside of Baltimore County
HSECP is also offering schools from surrounding counties the opportunity to apply for a 21st Century Enrichment Grant.
An elementary school outside of Baltimore County can also apply for a Pre-Packaged 21st Century Enrichment Grant that is aligned with a 21st century theme. These grants do not require the applicant to complete a budget overview, as the grant partner and resources have been allocated accordingly.