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The Division of Partnerships, Development, & Marketing (PDM)

The Division of Partnerships, Development, and Marketing (PDM) promotes and supports the amazing work occurring every day in our school system to elevate all students and eliminate all gaps.

What’s New?


The 21st Century Education Foundation

The 21st Century Education Foundation is a nonprofit, 501 (c) (3) organizations created to support the students and teacher of Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS).

Introducing the AACPS Employee Giving Campaign!

For the first time this fall, AACPS employees have the opportunity to participate in a 21st Century Education Foundation Employee Giving Campaign. Contributions will support foundation initiatives, AACPS campaigns--including Harvest for the Hungry, Chesapeake Regional Association of Student Councils (CRASC), and Relay for Life, among others—as well as grants, scholarships, school supplies, and incentive items for classroom teachers and students.

The campaign will run throughout September. Click here to learn more!

New Grant Opportunities Available!

Looking for additional money for your classroom? Consider applying  for one of the following grant opportunities::

·         BGE Wires Down Challenge: Up to $10,000 for school enrichment programs

·         Grants 4 Teachers Award: $100-$500 to support creative classroom projects, sponsored by the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County

·         Classroom Grants: Up to $500 to support classroom supplies and project, sponsored by Association of American Educators

Check out our grants webpage for the most up-to-date information of upcoming opportunities.

About Us

Building Partnerships

The Division of PDM works with the community to develop meaningful partnerships and connect schools to the resources available around them. Whether you work for our schools or a community business, click here to learn more about AACPS Partnerships and how they can benefit you, including information about the Employee Discount program.  

The Division of PDM also includes the Office of School and Family Partnerships who facilitate communication among families, communities, and schools and provide training and assistance for family outreach events.

Furthering Development

We are your source for grant information and grant development in Anne Arundel County Public Schools.

·         To learn about the grant process and available grant opportunities, click here.

·         If you are a nonpublic school with questions about accessing federal grant funds, click here.

Celebrating AACPS

In AACPS students have daily opportunities to engage in challenging and innovative courses and programs designed to prepare them for the world they will enter tomorrow. In the Division of PDM, we are helping to spread the word and shine the spotlight on the programs, schools, and people making this happen through:

·         AACPS Monthly Showcase: a monthly highlight of an office within AACPS and the work they are doing to support our students; and

·         Employee Recognitions: celebrating our teachers, administrators, and staff working hard to make AACPS great.

To see what’s going on in our schools today, check out the AACPS Facebook and Twitter page!