The Foundation will seek to fund initiatives that support its overall mission of helping all students at B-CC High School achieve high academic standards, attracting to B-CC High School and retaining the highest quality faculty, supporting a school environment where every student matters, and strengthening the bond between B-CC High School and the community.
These guidelines pertain to proposals submitted under any of the program areas. Grants provided by the Foundation are viewed as ” investments” in the future of B-CC High School. The Foundation encourages innovative proposals and collaborative efforts across disciplines and between school administration, teachers, students, parents, and community. The funding of programs by the Foundation will strive to serve the diverse needs of the entire student population at B-CC High School.
Applications will be judged using the following guidelines:
- Proposals must be consistent with the Foundation’s mission.
- Proposals must clearly demonstrate the need (programmatic and financial) for the request.
- Proposals must designate a point of contact or project manager who will be responsible for implementing the request and who will be accountable for appropriate use of grant funds.
- Proposals must include an evaluation component.
- The Board meets in November, March, and May to award grants. Proposal due dates, review dates, and notification dates are as follows:
Fall Cycle Grant Applications: DUE DATE Monday, October 10
- Proposals for funding for the Spring semester
- Proposals for programs for the following summer will also be considered
- Proposals will be reviewed by November 15
- Applicants will generally be notified by December 15
Winter Cycle Grant Applications: DUE DATE February 15
- Proposals for funding for a summer program
- Proposals will be reviewed by March 15
- Applicants will generally be notified by April 15
Spring Cycle Grant Applications: DUE DATE – Wednesday, April 15:
- Requests for funding for the fall semester
- Requests for funding for a full academic year program
- Proposals will be reviewed by May 15
- Applicants will generally be notified by June 15
- Grants are awarded for a period of one year or less.
- Letters of inquiry are encouraged prior to submission of a formal proposal. Inquiries are accepted throughout the year.
Please address inquiries to:
or by mail to:
B-CC HS Educational Foundation, Inc.
Attn: Grant Review Committee
P.O. Box 31209
Bethesda, MD 20824-1209
- In order to be considered for funding, all applicants must complete the appropriate application form and provide the following information:
- A description of the program or activity for which funding is requested, including relevant background, objectives, and implementation plan
- Current budget, if any, including all sources of support (both monetary and in-kind)
- Proposed budget for the requested funding
- Anticipated impacts
- Evaluation plan
- All proposals received are reviewed by the Foundation’s Grant Review Committee, which presents funding recommendations to the Board of the Foundation. The Committee may request additional information at any time during the review process.
- If a grant is awarded:
- The recipient will be expected to provide regular reports to the Foundation on the progress of the activity and the expenditure of grant funds.
- The request for reimbursement of (general/professional development expenses, with appropriate substantiation (including receipts), must be submitted by the following due dates:
- Summer Program: August 15
- Fall Semester: January 31
- Spring Semester: June 15
- Failure to submit substantiation and receipts by the above due dates may result in denial of reimbursement.
- Additional reporting requirements may be included with the notice of grant award.
Applications and Reimbursements
The Foundation may undertake funding, in whole or in part, on a year-to-year basis projects that are expected to continue for more than one year. If such a project is approved, then, to facilitate funding and administration, the Foundation may establish application procedures, proposal due dates, review dates, and notification dates which differ from those set forth under the general Grant Guidelines above. Examples of such projects for which the Foundation has provided funding and for which the Foundation has established modified procedures and dates include the Time for Academic Progress (TAP) program and the Ninth and Tenth Grade Summer Academy program.
Professional Development Grants
The Foundation may provide funding for Professional Development grants in consultation with the Principal. Applications for Professional Development grants should be submitted to:
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School
4301 East-West Highway
Bethesda, Maryland 20824-1209