The Maine Girls Collaborative Project is extending the deadline for submission of mini-grants until May 23, 2013. (Information about the application process, criteria, and resources is attached.)
We have discovered that due to some technology glitches on the web site, potential grantees may have had difficulty submitting proposals. Those glitches have been addressed.
Please consider submitting or re-submitting a proposal. IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE WITH THE WEB SITE, THE PROCESS, OR WOULD LIKE TO DEVELOP A PROPOSAL BUT ARE HAVING TROUBLE FINDING A PARTNER OR DEVELOPING AN IDEA, PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AND WE WILL ASSIST YOU.
In order to apply for a mini-grant:
- At least two programs from different organizations must collaborate on the mini-grant project.
- All programs/organizations collaborating on the mini-grant must be registered in the Program Directory.
- The applicant must choose one of her/his programs to be the lead program.
- One of the collaborating programs must be located in an active collaborative state or region.
- Preference is give 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 (ex. a one-day STEM conference for middle school girls that is included within a week-long summer camp).
Here are resources to help mini-grant applicants prepare an application for funding:
- A step by step “How To” with screenshots is available to assist you with the online application.
- A video is also available: How to Apply for a NGCP Mini-grant
- Exemplary Practices provide guidance for incorporating exemplary practices into mini-grant projects.
- Mini-Grant Project Ideas
- Developing Measurable Objectives may help applicants create measurable, well-aligned objectives.
- Mini-Grants FAQ
- The NGCP Glossary may help mini-grant applicants fill out their application.
- Rubric used by reviewers of mini-grant applications.
- 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.
Although not required, Maine mini-grant reviewers will give preference to proposals that include strategies that attract girls with disabilities, Native girls, and Maine girls who live in rural areas.
Boys are not excluded from participating in projects funded by mini-grants, but all successful proposals must include strategies specifically designed to attract girls.
Grants range between $200 – $1000
www.ngcproject.org — resources — mini-grants — application resources
We are excited to announce that Maine EPSCoR has offered to provide a second tier of funding of up to $3,000 each for advanced collaborations that align with Maine EPSCoR’s focus on sustainability science.
The priorities and requirements for these grants are similar to the NGCP grants, but the application process will be different. Applications should be submitted directly to the Maine EPSCoR Office (see RFP). Information about exemplary practices, project ideas, and developing objectives can be found on the NGCP web site.
The request for proposals and application form are attached. On the application, you’ll note that applicants must be invited to apply. This RFP announcement serves as an invitation. In the application, you are asked to provide a 20% match. Your time, volunteer time, equipment, printing costs, and any other assets assigned to the project will count toward a 20% match. The Maine EPSCoR Office requests that you contact their office prior to submitting the proposal.
If you have any questions, please contact Jenn Dunham at (207)-581-2285 or [ mailto:email@example.com ]firstname.lastname@example.org.