Mini-Grants

The purpose of the Mini Grants program is to provide educators and other stakeholders in the Hilton School District with an alternative way to obtain funding for valuable educational initiatives, projects or other specified needs. Some examples of the mini-grants that were supported by the Foundation are:

Empty Bowls
Silver Nickel
Coffee Cart
Battle of the Books
Robotic Club

Mini-Grant Funding Guidelines

All Mini-Grant proposals must be submitted to the Hilton Education Foundation per the process listed below.

Application Process

Please use these guidelines to complete your application. Address all portions of the application simply and directly to enable the Hilton Education Foundation Mini-Grant Review Committee to have a clear understanding of the request. All applications must have the approval of the appropriate building-level administrator and, for technology purchases, the approval of the Director of Learning Through Technology.

Click here to download the application in .pdf format.

NOTE: Please limit attached pages to no more than one additional page for the program/project description and one additional page for the budget.

Include a program/project description.

 

Mini-Grant Funding Criteria

Teachers, staff, and administrators employed by the Hilton Central School District are eligible to apply for mini-grants. Student groups may apply under the supervision of a Hilton Central School District staff member. All Mini-Grant proposals must be submitted to the Hilton Education Foundation using the application form.

The purpose of the Foundation's Mini-Grants program is to provide educators in the Hilton Central School District with an alternative way to obtain funding for educational initiatives, projects or other specified needs. The focus of all Mini-Grants should be the direct benefit of the education of students with preference given to proposals that reach the greatest number of students and offering the most promising outcomes.

Mini-Grant proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

 

NOTE: Requests for technology, audio-visual items, or other equipment should be prepared with the guidance of district specialists. This will assure compatibility with other district-owned equipment, completeness of the application, timeliness of specifications and price quotations. Technology requests must have the approval of the Director of Learning Through Technology.

All materials funded by the Mini-Grants become the property of the Hilton Central School District.