The MCD Awards Endowment for Creativity and Innovation in Educational Practices was established to provide support for pioneering new instructional strategies. Over the past 18 years, MCD Grants have awarded more than $330,000 for 85 innovative educational projects. All Chesterfield County Public Schools employees are invited to submit their ideas on a new way to teach a concept, to solve a problem, to fulfill a need or to inspire students. Applications are accepted in the Winter. Award recipients are announced in the Spring and the projects are implemented in the school year following the announcement.