21st CEF Grant Program

The 21st Century Education Foundation awarded $5,100 this Spring to AACPS schools and offices through the 21st CEF Grant Program. Launched in 2017, this grant provides  financial support to projects, programs and intiatives that support student learning but fall outside of the school system's budget. This Spring, the 21st CEF awarded funding to ten schools and offices for programs that will promote literacy, mentoring, AVID opportunities, and more: 


Spring 2018 Awardees

  • Edgewater Elementary School: Mentoring Program ($500)
  • Crofton Meadows: Kindergarten Home Reader Program ($500)
  • Phoenix Academy: Graduation Expenses ($500)
  • Glen Burnie High School: AVID White Boards ($500)
  • North County High School: AVID White Boards ($500)
  • Marley Middle School: Agenda Books for AVID Students ($500)
  • AACPS Library & Media Program: Teen Literature Program ($500)
  • Monarch Academy Annapolis: Black Eyed Susan 2018-19 Reading Challenge ($500)
  • Food & Nutrition Services: Sun N Fun Summer Program ($800)
  • Phoenix Academy: 9th Grade Chohort Data Collection & Sharing ($300)

What is the 21st CEF Grant Program?

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.

How can I apply for this grant? 

Applications for the 21st CEF Grant Program are accepted in the Fall and Spring.
Click here to learn more about this opportunity and to download a copy of the application. 

Past Grant Awardees

Fall 2017

  • Secondary Reading, English, & Integrated Literacy Office: Classroom Library Makeover Contest ($500)
  • Department of Pupil Personnel: Responsible Actions Attendance Program ($500)
  • Ferndale Early Education Center: Literacy Event ($360)
  • Brooklyn Park Elementary School: $500 Scholastic Magazines
  • Office of School & Family Partnerships: Hispanic Youth Symposium ($500 )
  • Old Mill High School/AACPS IB Office: MYP Professional Development ($500) 
  • Bates Middle School: AVID College Visits ($500)

Support AACPS Schools & Students

Make a donation to the 21st CEF Grant Fund to support students and schools throughout AACPS. 


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