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About the Grants Office

The MCPS Grants Office is involved in developing and assisting with all types of grant proposals, from classroom projects to school-level grants to district-wide initiatives. In CY 2017, MCPS participated in the submission of 95 competitive grant proposals totaling $3,783,672 in requests. In all, 74 (78%) of these were funded for a total of $1,357,665. Those funds are supporting projects in the following categories:

  • Career and Technical Education: $1,950
  • Fine Arts: $4,244
  • Health and Physical Education: $126,269
  • Language Arts: $9,034
  • Math: $3,250
  • Science: $3,194
  • Facilities and School Security: $49,294
  • Pre-K: $3,000
  • Social Studies: $2,078
  • STEM: $15,894
  • Student Services/Prevention: $1,131,206
  • Special Education: $1,000
  • Staff Development: $7,162

Before taking over the MCPS Grants Office, Jonathan Schulz served as the MCPS Curriculum Administrator for Mathematics for 11 years, and taught fourth and fifth grade at Belview Elementary for seven years. He has experience securing grants from both government and private funding sources. Dr. Schulz holds an Ed.D. and an M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from Virginia Tech, an M.S. in Educational Leadership from Radford University, and a B.A. in Economics from Virginia Tech.

Jonathan Schulz, Supervisor of Grants and Partnerships
jschulz@mcps.org, (540) 382-5100, ext. 1028