How to Apply for a Mini Grant

Do you have a creative idea for early childhood care and education that you have wanted to put into practice? If you are a member of this organization, and can translate your idea into an application for funding, the New York State Association for the Education of Young Children (NYSAEYC) may have a Mini Grant waiting for you.

Each year NYSAEYC awards five or six small grants, in amounts up to $500, to applicants who have submitted the most effective proposals for mini projects to enhance programs for young children. These proposals must contain developmentally appropriate objectives. Also, other groups should be able to replicate the project easily and at minimum cost.

The Mini Grant program has been in place for over 15 years. Among past winners have been teachers and assistants, family day care providers, school administrators, consultants, and college professors. Funded projects have included, among others, such topics as: parent-child relationships, home-school links, literacy in the home, curriculum development, assessment, staff and preservice training, and conflict resolution. We encourage you to put your ideas on paper and give it a try!

2017-2018 Online Mini Grant Application

2017-2018 Mini Grant Application

2017-2018 Mini Grant Application 

Please fill out the above application and mail 3 copies to:
ATTN: Mini Grants
230 Washington Ave Ext.
Albany, NY 12203

All applications must be postmarked by July 15, 2017.

Questions? Email the State Office at contactus@nysaeyc.org or call the state office at (518) 867-3517.

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