Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is excited to kick-off the 2019-20 school year with the launch of mini-grants to support Local School Wellness Council activities!
Over the past three years, Montgomery County Public Schools has partnered with the
Healthy Montgomery Transforming Communities Initiative (TCI)
to provide this grant opportunity. All MCPS schools are invited to
Each school may apply for $200 - $2,000 in funding to support student wellness goals. These funds are possible thanks to Trinity Health and the Healthcare Initiative Foundation.
Based on evaluation findings, Local School Wellness Councils have made significant progress to improve opportunities for physical activity and healthy eating and enhance the school climate to support health and wellness in MCPS schools.
Over $71,000 in funding has been awarded to 43 schools in the past two years. Examples of items purchased with past mini-grant awards include: supplies for mindfulness activities, water bottle fillers, gardening supplies, and equipment to enhance physical activity. Funds were also used to support a staff training around student wellness, mindfulness, trauma-informed care and physical activity.
School garden plots at A. Mario Loiederman Middle School
All schools are eligible to apply if they meet the following criteria:
Schools can find more information about the mini-grant opportunity by clicking