Mini-Grant Application Requirements:
- At least two programs from different organizations must collaborate on the mini-grant project.
- You must have a program registered and approved in The Connectory before applying. Your collaborating partner must also be registered and approved in the Connectory. The Connectory is NGCP's newly expanded Program Directory. Learn more here.
- Once your program is approved, clicking on the "Apply for Grant" link on the left hand navigation list will lead to a live application link. The actual application will only appear after your Connectory program is approved.
- The applicant must choose one of her/his programs to be the lead program. You must have a program registered and approved in The Connectory before applying.
- The lead program must be located in a collaborative state or region currently offering mini-grants.
- Preference is given to projects that are innovative and include a collaboration between organizations that has not occurred before.
- Mini-grant projects must last longer than one day, unless the one-day project is part of a larger event (e.g. a one-day STEM conference for middle school girls that is included within a week-long summer camp).
Mini-Grant Online System Help:
- Mini-Grants FAQ
- Contact your Collaborative's Mini-Grant Lead
- Contact NGCP's National Mini-Grant Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sample Application
Mini-Grant Application Resources:
- Exemplary Practices provide guidance for incorporating exemplary practices into mini-grant projects.
- Mini-Grant Project Ideas
- Rubric used by reviewers of mini-grant applications.
- Developing Measurable Objectives may help applicants create measurable, well-aligned objectives.
- The NGCP Style Guide and Glossary may help mini-grant applicants fill out their application.
Evaluation resources for Funded Mini-Grant Projects:
- Evaluation Requirements for Funded Mini-Grants helps applicants understand post-award reporting requirements.
- Mini-Grant Reporting Form provides applicants with the questions they will be asked to answer when the project is complete.