2021-2022 Classroom Mini-grant Awards
Grand Island Public Schools Foundation awards $13,815 for classroom mini-grants
Grand Island Public Schools Foundation surprised teachers and students in the Grand Island Public Schools when they arrived at schools Tuesday and Wednesday to award 12 classroom mini-grants.
The Grand Island Public Schools Foundation awards mini-grants in two rounds on an annual basis. Mini-grants are designed to fund educational opportunities for students that are not available through the school district's general budget.
This is the eighteenth annual mini-grant cycle for the Grand Island Public Schools Foundation. Since the program’s inception, the Grand Island Public Schools Foundation has funded 307 mini-grants totaling $280,398. Grants have been awarded to every school in the district benefiting approximately 58,463 students.
The 2021-2022 mini-grant fund was established via the "Extraordinary Opportunities" Staff and Board fund drive and the "GR.I.T. – Grand Island Tenacity" Community Campaign held during the past 12 months.
For the 2021-2022 school year, 12 grants totaling $13,815 were awarded through the mini-grant process. Grants range from $250 to $2,000. 3,216 students will benefit from a classroom mini-grant this school year.