BreakThru Mini-Grant Program
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Community Relations Office
Bldg. 400C - P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000
(631) 344-2397
(631) 344-4959
E-mail: jmpets@bnl.gov


The following are not eligible for the BreakThru Mini-Grant Program.

  • Programs involving organizations that represent advocacy groups, special political interests, or a specific religious affiliation
  • Capital, construction or building funds
  • Salaries or fees for program staff, including mentors and other overhead expenses
  • Endowment and scholarship funds (or similar types of financial assistance)
  • School-administered and any other programs incorporated into a studentís regular school day
  • Fund-raiser events, including sponsorships, tickets or advertising
  • Registration fees
  • Contests
  • Private foundations described under the U.S. Internal Revenue Service Code Section 509(a)
  • Local, state, and federal government agencies and programs

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 diverse communities.

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.


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Last Modified: May 16, 2008
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