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 Association for the Education of Young Children (NYAEYC) may have a Mini Grant waiting for you.

Each year NYAEYC 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!

The 2018-2019 Mini Grant Deadline has passed. Please check back in May 2019 for the 2019-2020 Mini Grant Application. 

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

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