Mini-Grants

Mini-grants are awarded to girl-serving STEM focused programs to support collaboration, address gaps and overlaps in service, and share promising practices.

What is a Mini-Grant?

Mini-grants are awarded to girl-serving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) focused programs to support collaboration, address gaps and overlaps in service, and share exemplary practices. Mini-grants are a small amount of seed funding and are not intended to fully fund entire projects. The maximum mini-grant award is $1000.

Why provide Mini-Grants?

Numerous organizations provide valuable but uncoordinated activities and support services related to motivating and supporting girls’ interest in STEM careers. Mini-grants are designed to build collaboration between existing programs and organizations to encourage girls to pursue STEM-related educational programs and careers. Preference is given to applications that are innovative and involve a collaboration between two programs or organizations that have not previously collaborated together.

Apply for a Mini-Grant!

Mini-Grant Application Resources provided by NGCP

Mini-Grant Application Requirements

  • The lead program must be located Kentucky.
  • 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).

Collaborating with KGSC

As a Mini-Grant awardee, program leaders are expected to collaborate with the Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative, sharing data and resources related to their activities. Collaborating with KGSC includes:

 

  • Sharing contact information of participating students, parents, and educators.
  • Sharing assessment data via forms provided by KGSC.
  • Disseminating KGSC promotional materials at your program.
  • Sharing details and photos of your event or activity, so that KGSC can publish an article highlighting your project in our newsletter.

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