Mini-grants are awarded to girl-serving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) focused programs to support collaboration, address gaps and overlaps in service, and share promising practices. Mini-grant projects must relate to either informal learning or evaluation and assessment. Mini-grants are a small amount of seed funding and are not intended to fully fund entire projects. The maximum mini-grant award is $1000.

Numerous organizations provide valuable but uncoordinated activities and support services related to motivating and supporting girls’ interest in STEM careers. These mini-grants are designed to build collaboration between existing programs and organizations in order to encourage girls to pursue STEM-related educational programs and careers.

In order to apply for a mini-grant:

  • At least two programs from different organizations must collaborate on the mini-grant project.
  • All programs/organizations collaborating on the mini-grant must be registered in the The Connectory.
  • The applicant must choose one of her/his programs to be the lead program.
  • The project must relate to either informal learning or evaluation and assessment.
  • The collaborating programs must be from Texas.

When you have registered a program in the Directory, identified a mini-grant project, chosen one or more collaborating programs from The Connectory, and know which of your own programs will serve as the lead program, you are ready to apply for a mini-grant.

Application Process

There are no mini-grants available at this time. Watch the eNewsletter for any mini-grant opportunities.

Important Reminders

  • Project must participate in NGCP evaluation requirements.
  • Funded projects must agree to participate in TxGCP annual conference.
  • Project must serve a majority of girls and demonstrate a “promising practice”. Recipients should be prepared to share the practice through forums, webcasts, on-line resources, etc.
  • Please be aware that it takes about one week to complete the application if your organization is not already registered in the in the program directory.

Past Mini-grants

See a Sample of the application