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Our Mini Grant information has changed!

See below for the latest application deadline and details.

Since 2006, we have funded 159 Mini Grant projects!

Have a great idea that would enhance student learning or have a positive impact on CCS? Submit an application by December 9, 2022!

Mini Grant applications are due bythe last day of fall quarter, with funds to be spent by June 30. Mini Grants generally range from $250 – $2,500.

Ready to Apply?

Our Mini Grant Application Guidelines and Form can be found here.  Use this Budget Template to complete your application!

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Curious about how the Mini Grant Committee evaluates your application? Download the Mini Grant Scorecard.

To make your application as successful as possible, we encourage you to take a look at these examples of previous Mini Grant applications that were funded.  They should answer most of your questions about formatting and the type of details we’re looking for in your application.

Igneous Geochemistry Example      GED Test Prep Example

Questions?

What is the purpose of a Mini Grant?

Mini Grants fund projects that support student learning, have a positive impact on CCS, and cannot be financially supported by the colleges. Projects must impact at least 20 students to be eligible.

How much is a Mini Grant award?

Mini Grants are generally between $250 and $2,500 (although the Mini Grants Committee may elect to award a higher or lower amount at any time).

When is the Mini Grants Award cycle?

Mini Grants are due the last day of fall quarter, with the selection process taking place in December/January. Funds are available starting in January and must be used by June 30.

Are Mini Grants awarded for faculty salaries?

No grant monies are available for staff and faculty salaries, except stipends or replacement costs for a one-time project or short-term funding. If requesting a stipend, please contact the Budget and Finance office to determine the amount needed to be included in the proposed budget to pay for benefits for your individual employee classification.  The Foundation is not responsible for any expenses that exceed the amount approved.

Still have questions?  Contact the Foundation at at 509-434-5123. Good luck!