Fund for the Arts is excited to partner with Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) to offer educational arts integration during the 2021-2022 school year through the Middle School Success (MSS) Program.
The 2-week MSS programs align with content standards; address issues of racial inequities and social-emotional needs; expand upon the Backpack of Success Skills; and provide students with opportunities that will lead to the development of one or several Backpack of Success artifacts.
Middle schools in Jefferson County Public Schools are eligible for MSS grants.
Step 1: Review the 2021-2022 School Year MSS Offerings Brochure by Clicking Here.
Step 2: Submit one application per school.
|Wednesday, January 5||Teacher Application Opens in Grant Portal|
|Friday, January 7 at 3:00pm||Virtual Office Hours 1|
|Wednesday, January 12 at 3:00pm||Virtual Office Hours 2|
|Tuesday, January 18 at 3:00pm||Virtual Office Hours 3|
|Tuesday, January 25 at 3:00pm||Virtual Office Hours 4|
|By 5:00pm ET Friday, January 28||Applications Due in Grant System|
|By 5:00pm ET Monday, February 14||Awards Announced|
|By 5:00pm ET Monday, February 28||Program Schedules and Budgets Due in Grant Portal|
|By 5:00pm Thursday, June 30, 2022||Final Impact Report Due in Grant Portal|
All applications must be submitted by 5:00pm ET Friday, January 28, 2022.
Fund for the Arts’ staff will hold four 1-hour virtual sessions to answer questions, walk through the application, and assist you in applying for MSS! There is no set agenda, a representative will stay on the call from 3:00pm-4:00pm January 7, 12, 18, and 25. You may come and go as you please, you do not need to stay on the call for the full hour unless you would like.
Meeting ID: 847 2220 8288
One tap mobile: +1 312 626 6799 US
If your application is approved, the Fund for the Arts will directly connect you with your awarded arts provider to collaborate on and complete the following requirements:
Contact the Fund for the Arts Community Impact team at firstname.lastname@example.org.