Hyattsville Grant Opportunities

Education Enrichment Grant Program

The City of Hyattsville’s Education Enrichment Grant Program is an annual grant opportunity in support of Hyattsville’s public schools, students, and community. Grants of up to $500 are available to fund programming and activities that enhance and enrich student opportunities and education. Past grant recipients have expanded STEM learning, promoted cultural sensitivity and inclusivity, and supported academic and student development.

Special notice for the 2021-22 grant period: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, please use your discretion for  in-person activities and events. Suggested safe alternatives include, but are not limited to, virtual guest speakers, online programming, and materials for special at-home student projects. If you do propose any in-person programming, including in-person pick up of materials or drive through events, please indicate in the application how staff, students, volunteers, and community members will be adequately protected from virus exposure. Grants are not intended to fund items that are normally provided by Prince George’s County Public Schools, such as copier paper, staffing, etc. 

Eligibility

The grant program is open to public elementary, middle, and high schools that have attendance boundaries within the City of Hyattsville. Those schools include Bladensburg High, Northwestern Evening High, Northwestern High, Hyattsville Middle, Nicholas Orem Middle, William Wirt Middle, Felegy Elementary, Hyattsville Elementary, Rogers Heights Elementary, Rosa Parks Elementary, and University Park Elementary. Applications are welcome from eligible schools and school principals, teachers, staff, students, community members and parent-teacher organizations are eligible to apply. There is no limit to the number of applications schools and organizations may submit, but all applications must be independent of each other (i.e., a school cannot submit two $500 applications for the same project).

How to Apply

The 2021-22 Education Enrichment Grant Application cycle opens on Friday, January 7, 2022. 

Complete applications are due Monday, January 31, 2021, at 5 p.m., and can be emailed to srauf@hyattsville.org OR mailed to:

City of Hyattsville
4310 Gallatin Street,
Hyattsville, MD 20781

*Hand-delivered applications will not be accepted this year due to COVID-19*

Applications will be reviewed by the City’s Education Advisory Committee and then submitted to the Mayor and City Council for approval of awards. Funds will be disbursed in February 2022 and must be spent prior to the end of the 2021-2022 school year.

If you have questions, would like to be notified when the next grant cycle opens, please contact Grant Coordinator Saarah Aabdul-Rauf at 301-985-5056 or via srauf@hyattsville.org

Thrive Grant Program

Part of the Health, Wellness, and Recreation Advisory Committee’s mission is to coordinate community engagement initiatives to encourage healthy lifestyles. It is important that these initiatives are not just created for the City of Hyattsville community, but that they are initiated and developed from the Hyattsville community as well. The Thrive Grants program is intended to foster overall community participation in the promotion of health, wellness, and recreation activities in the City of Hyattsville. Applicants will be able to apply for up to $500 per project.

Eligibility

This program will fund initiatives created by individuals, organizations, and businesses, that live, work, play, and thrive in the city. Examples include, but are not limited to, projects or initiatives promoting and engaging residents in healthy eating, promoting and engaging residents in active living, promoting and engaging residents in designing healthy communities, or developing public awareness campaigns.

How to Apply

The application cycle for the 2020-21 Thrive Grant closed on October 1, 2021. Applicants of funded projects will be notified in March, 2022.