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Mini Grants Meet Educators

09/17/2018

Summary

While larger federal and state funders are often focusing on organizational reform and improvement in education, there is a rise in smaller grants that help educators do their jobs better. Mini grants play an important role in funding as they can fill the gap with direct support for students and teachers. Sometimes locally focused and easier to apply for, these grants offer hope to financially strapped schools bringing needed supplies and diverse professional development opportunities. 

Trend

Direct support to schools is an aim of many private sector funders. Although awards are often smaller, they can have a positive effect on making schools and educators more effective. A small award can enable a school or district to jump start a new initiative. Check out GrantsAlert.com. We monitor these smaller grants that can also drive educational progress. By sharing this website, your organization can help schools and teachers lift the burden of everyday challenges that they may experience with shrinking budgets and limited resources.