Evaluation Requirements Funded Mini-Grants

All funded mini-grants are required to participate in NGCP evaluation activities. Project directors will be contacted by the project evaluators via e-mail in the month of their estimated date of completion of the funded project. The e-mail will include directions and a link to an online reporting form used by the evaluation team to collect data on recipients experiences with mini-grant projects. The data will be used to gauge the impact of NGCP mini-grants nationwide and help the NGCP Leadership Team make improvements to the mini-grant process.

The online form asks program directors to report on the following:

  • Basic project facts including: area of STEM focus, frequency of meetings with participants, program duration, number of staff and volunteers involved.
  • Basic participant information and demographics including: number of participants, ethnicity and grade level of participants.
  • Collaboration activities including the value of the collaboration to the mini-grant project.
  • Reflection on overall effectiveness and success of the project including the use of NGCP exemplary practices.

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