- Present well-defined goal(s), objective(s) and expected result(s)
for a program that could serve as a model to other community
organizations. Highlight any hands-on, inquiry-based, potentially fun
and/or especially creative activities.
- Articulate the programís importance for the youth participants and
- Submit an estimated budget, showing proposed allocation of grant
funds for the BreakThru Mini-Grant amount requested. For each item,
include: a brief description of the item, estimated cost, and
information describing its proposed use(s). If requesting special
equipment, such as computer and multi-media equipment and special
software, also include specific details for related training, program
integration and maintenance.
- Describe a specific plan for how the organization would communicate
news about receipt of a potential award.
- Explain how the programís effectiveness will be evaluated, and how
results will be reported to the Laboratory and any others.
Important: Organizations receiving an award will be required to
submit a written evaluation report to the Laboratoryís Community Relations
Office that includes the results of the program and an itemized list of
expenditures for the amount of the mini-grant award.
The report must be e-mailed or postmarked no later than one month from
the end date of the funding period requested in the application.
The evaluation report may become a factor in considering future grant
requests submitted by the organization.
The application period for this year's Mini-Grant Program is closed.
The program was a two-year pilot, and during this time the Lab
received several creative proposals designed to promote science,
technology, engineering and math for middle school students from
Overall, however, we received fewer applications than we anticipated
from organizations competing for the available funds. As a result, the
Lab has decided to discontinue the Mini-Grant program. We thank all
those who submitted applications, and hope that those who received
funding are very successful in their missions to support STEM learning.
Last Modified: May 16, 2008
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