Apply for a Teacher Mini-Grant

Funding for this program is provided by our Youth Advisory Council. 
The YAC is one of our component funds. The council involves young people in solving problems that affect peers in their communities. The YAC is made up of student representatives and adult advisors from 16 Muskegon area schools and provides over $60,000 per year in grant awards that impact youth issues.

Our Youth Advisory Council invites teachers to apply for mini-grants to help them out in the classroom. Whether it’s a new idea or that little extra you need to make your lesson plans great, you can brighten your classroom with help from the YAC.

Public and private school teachers and counselors in Muskegon County (or other service areas) are eligible to apply. You can only submit one application, and grants are limited to one per classroom and one per teacher per school year.

Grants can be up to $250 for specific projects or programs including: program enhancement that meets curriculum guidelines, expanding an already existing unit, student awards, special events, professional development, artists in residence and parent involvement programs. Basically, any project you have in your classroom!

Grants are not awarded for basic, everyday supplies; a new bulletin board for the classroom, for example. The YAC does not fund field trips or school store projects.

Applications are due by midnight on Friday, October 10, 2014.  Grant awards are distributed about six weeks after the application deadline.  

Teacher mini-grant applications should be submitted online via our eGRANT service. Using eGRANT keeps things more efficient, standardized and accurate with your applications. An evaluation and photos will be required for each and every mini-grant that is funded.

Click here for instructions on how to use eGrant to apply for a Teacher Mini-Grant
Click here to access the application
Click Here for a sample application 

Muskegon's Fall 2014 Teacher Mini-Grant application deadline:
Friday, October 10, 2014.