Some public schools in the District will receive $10,000 to $500,000 in grant money for the next academic year.
For the first time this year, DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson asked schools to apply for a portion of a $10 million pot of money, a grant program called "Proving What's Possible."
Most of the money awarded went to DCPS's 40 lowest performing schools. Some will use their grants for afterschool programs, while others will use to fund technology and teacher training.
Just over half of the 108 schools that applied for grants received the money. Henderson says the money has been moved from existing programs, but she would not say which ones have been cut.