Mini Grant Application Process and forms
1. Mini-grant applications will be reviewed on an annual basis.
The Mini-Grant Committee will review all applications received, make funding determinations, and provide feedback to applicants within two to three weeks of the submission deadline.
All applications should be submitted electronically to Mary Booth: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Depending on funding availability, there might be a second round of Mini- Grants awarded in mid February.
If funding is available, the application deadline for the second round is January 15th of each school year and notification of awards will be by the first week of February.
3. Funding of Mini Grant Projects ranges from $100 - $1,500 and is based on the budget justification submitted in relation to the scope of the project. Projects that are able to secure a portion of financial support from another source will be given priority scoring for community support.
4. Mini Grant recipients must sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreeing to:
-Provide at least two presentations after completion of the project to school / community groups (i.e. colleagues, PTOs, Trust Board, Rotary, etc.)
-Provide a final written abstract of the project that includes project outcomes
-Ensure permission slips are available from parents to allow for video taping and photographs to be taken during the project (if some parents do not want their child's image to be taken, that is fine, but we need to know who we can/cannot film during documentation of projects)
5. Applications will be scored based on the following criteria:
- Alignment with the Mission of the TFOF (innovative and engaging)
- Proposed Impact of Project on Student Learning
- Sustainability (does this project have the ability to stand on its own over time?)
- Feasibility (are the outcomes proposed realistic?)
- Budget Justification (does the rationale for expenditures match the scope of the project?)
6. Exemplars of Mini-Grant Applications are posted on this page.