Have an innovative idea that will help your students soar?
Innovative Grant Priorities
HEF funds projects that:
- Are innovative and creative
- Have specific measurable outcomes
- Will target needs of challenged students
- Include unique ways of using technology and 21st century learning
- Focus on increasing achievement and self-efficacy of all students
For 2022-23 priority is given to projects designed to:
- Increase student achievement especially in science and mathematics
- Address school challenges including attendance and student engagement
All applicants must schedule a grant consult with HEF Program Officer Erin Daniel prior to applying. Applications will not be accepted from applicants who do not complete the grant consult. Contact Erin at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your consult or if you have questions about HEF’s grant program.
Applicants must be full-time HCPS staff members. We do not accept applications from organizations outside of HCPS.
Applications should reflect school and district instructional goals.
Application deadline: March 16th at noon.
2021-22 Awarded Innovative Grants
To learn more about these innovative grants and see photos, click on the links:
- Future Learning Spaces - HCPS Teaching, Learning & Innovation
- Outside Inclusive Garden - Gayton Elementary
- Leading, Loving and Learning Through Literacy - Pinchbeck Elementary
- Social Emotional Wellness Vending Machines - Colonial Trail Elementary
- Gators Snack on Books - Greenwood Elementary
- Cultivating Leaders, Life Readiness and Love in our Community Garden - Pinchbeck Elementary
- Multisensory Mode Pilot - Mehfoud Elementary
- Cornerstone Farm: A Context for Authentic Learning - Fairfield Middle
- Sustainable Greenspace for Environmental Study - Short Pump Middle
- Journalism Journey - Elko Middle
- Equitable Communication & Inclusion for the Quioccasin Hispanic Community - Quioccasin Middle
- Soccer Learning Academy - J.R. Tucker High
Effective grants include a great idea, money to support it, a step-by-step implementation process and final outcomes—a proven formula for success!
HEF Innovative Grants and Educational Initiatives
Is my idea grant-worthy?
Some questions to consider:
- What specific problem(s) will my grant project address?
- What data do I have (or can obtain) that shows this is a problem?
- What makes my project innovative?
- How many students will be impacted?
- As a result of the project, what outcomes do I hope to achieve?
- What will be included in the project budget?