Mini Grant Projects

Mini grants ranging from $500 to $2000 are available to school-based teams that attend the Try This Conference, Families Leading Change Summit, or Young WV Conference. At least two members of your team must attend one of these events. The mini grants are awarded on a competitive basis. There is no guarantee of an award, but parents or students who have ideas for improving their local schools are all encouraged to apply.

The best applications will propose a clear, simple project that:

  • Has specific, measurable outcomes;
  • Is ready to be implemented and completed within the 1-year timeline;
  • Is built to last–avoid submitting ideas for one-time events;
  • Includes a diverse team of partners, each of whom is making a significant contribution to the project. Your team must be led by a family member (parent, grandparent, kin, student), and must have the support of a school principal so that it can last beyond year one.

Here are three tools that will help you with your grant proposal process.

  1. Download and view this Powerpoint to get a good overview of the 2018 mini grant application process: FLC_MiniGrant_HowTo
  2. Download and work through the school project checklist: Families Leading Change PROJECT CHECKLIST 2018 
  3. Download and complete and submit the 2018 Families Leading Change mini grant application form: 2018 FLC Minigrant Application – Current

The deadline for 2018 mini grant proposal submission is noon on November 7, 2018. Don’t miss out by missing the deadline!

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2017-2018 Awarded Mini-Grant Projects

We had 53 projects for our inaugural year! Take a look at what families and schools across our state did.

View 2017-18 Mini Grant Projects