Bright Minds Foundation Staff and Teacher Grant Program:
Information about Upcoming Release
Bright Minds Foundation Staff and Teacher’s Grant Program was created to fulfill the need of teachers who develop innovative projects to enhance learning within the Howard County Public School System but often had to pay for them out of pocket. Each year since 2009, we have reviewed and awarded a number of applications, and to date we have given out about $58,000 to help pay for many wonderful projects. We plan to continue this program this year as well.
The 2015 Grant Application and directions will be released in early October 2014 so stay tuned to our website and the HCPSS Staff Hub. Applications that link the Bright Minds Foundation principles of equity and equality, education innovation, and skills for a lifetime and those of the HCPSS Strategic Plan Fulfilling the Promise of Preparation will have the best chance of being awarded.
The Grant Categories are: Fine Arts; Health and Wellness Awareness; Financial, Economic, Business and Entrepreneurship Literacy; Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM); Information and Communications Technology Literacy; and Global and Civic Awareness.
Details and more information about the process will be released with the application in early October. For more information about past recipients and the types of awards granted, please go to our Grant History page by selecting that tab above.