At last night’s Council meeting, the City Council discussed awarding $35,000 to local schools, where many College Park residents attend.

Since 2008, the Mayor and Council have provided grant monies to City neighborhood schools that serve their respective College Park neighborhoods. The purpose of the grants is to support these local neighborhood schools in enriching students’ educational experience. Grant amounts are available in two tiers – Tier 1 maximum $7,500 and Tier 2 maximum $2,500.

The tier a school is in and thus the amount that the school is eligible for is determined by the number of College Park students in their school. The four schools with the largest number of College Park students, Hollywood Elementary, Paint Branch Elementary, Greenbelt Middle and Parkdale High, are eligible for a $7,500 grant.

The other City neighborhood boundary schools that have at least 14 College Park students and thus are eligible to apply for the $2,500 grant award are Berwyn Heights Elementary, Cherokee Lane, University Park Elementary, Buck Lodge Middle, Hyattsville Middle and High Point High School. On October 17, 2016, the City’s Education Advisory Committee (EAC) reviewed and approved the submitted applications from 8 of the eligible 10 schools.