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MPS Partnership Grant Program

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The application for the 2022 cycle opens Friday, January 7 at 8:00 a.m.  Please click here to access the application on the Survey Monkey Apply website.  Applications are due Sunday, January 30 at 11:59 p.m. 



One of the district's  goals is to is to provide safe activities within safe spaces for our youth. In order to make this possible, MPS collaborates with local community agencies to address the needs of our students and families. The district is proud to offer the MPS Community Partnership Grant Program to provide youth with positive, engaging opportunities in safe environments during evenings and weekends this school year. Awards up to $20,000.00 are available.


Frequently Asked Questions 

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  Is my organization eligible to apply?

To qualify for funding, organizations must:

  • Be a registered 501c3
  • Identify matching funds of 25% of the requested grant amount. Matching funds can not be provided by MPS 
  • Provide programming to City of Milwaukee youth outside of the regularly scheduled school day. Programming may take place before or after school, or on weekends. Programming times must comply with the City of Milwaukee curfew of 9:00 p.m.

We welcome a variety of engagement programs including (but not limited to) those that focus on arts, humanities, civic engagement, leadership, sports, violence prevention and youth development

  How do I complete the application?

All applications must be completed and submitted via the Survey Monkey apply website by the deadline. To access the application, click here. No paper or alternative formats of the application will be accepted. All required application fields must be completed to be accepted for review. 

  How will funding decisions be made?

In mid-December, a Community Review Panel will meet to review and score applications based off of the following criteria: 

  • Organizational Profile, Demographics & Experience (35%)
  • Quality of Proposed Program & Ability to Address Needs (45%)
  • Cost and Pricing of Proposed Program (20%)

Applications are then ranked according to their total score and awarded until the grant program's budget allocation is met. 

Applicants will be notified via email (to the contact's email address that is listed in the grant application) whether they have or have not been selected for funding.

All awardees will enter a Standard Professional Services Contract, coordinated by the MPS Department of Procurement and Risk Management. 

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Click here to receive updates and an email notification when the CPG application opens. 


Phone: 414-475-8845

Christy Stone

Department of Strategic Partnerships & Customer Service

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