Million Girls Moonshot Mini-Grant Application 2023-24
What is Being Offered?
Funding for New York State youth programs, 10 awards of up to $1,000.00 each for engaging girls and youth in engineering practices.
Who Should Apply?
Any K-12th grade youth-serving program or organization, such as before and afterschool, community centers, schools, community schools, etc. that are interesting in doing or currently doing engineering programming with girls can apply. Programs must serve girls in some capacity, but do not have to only serve girls. If you are unsure if you qualify, please email Timothy Fowler (email@example.com).
Amount Awarded if Selected
Up to $1,000.00 per program. These funds can be used for any expense related to the project. Funds must be spent by March 31, 2024.
Friday, December 15th, 2023 at 1 PM Eastern Daylight Time
The Million Girls Moonshot wants to engage one million girls in engineering practices. Engineering practices can include engineering design projects, coding and programming projects, or other projects that involve the ten practices for an engineering mindset.
If this sounds like something you’d like to do, we want to help. The Network for Youth Success will award ten (10) up to $1,000.00 grants to programs who need support in order to engage girls and young women in engineering practices. Mini-grants are meant to primarily serve girls, but can also serve other youth. Programs that serve youth, including girls, can apply.
Funding use is at the discretion of programs. It can be used to purchase supplies, kits, curricula, technology, books, etc. and/or consumables like paper, batteries, glue, etc. It can also be used to cover field trip expenses, staff time, printing costs, and other expenses. Applications that can connect the use of funds to engaging girls in engineering practices, either directly or indirectly, will be given preference. Engineering practices can include engineering design projects, coding and programming projects, or other projects that involve the ten practices for an engineering mindset. Funds must be used by March 31, 2024.
(general categories of expenses and estimates of each)
You will be asked to provide a list of what you intend to spend the funds on, up to $1,000.00. Please include the item and amount; for example, “Staff costs: $500.00, Curriculum Guide: $50.00.” This does not need to be detailed to the penny, broad categories will suffice. Be sure to include all costs; the budget proposal should include the full amount you are asking for up to $1,000.00
Funded programs will be asked to provide additional basic information about the students served, as well as a brief final report about how the funds were used. This will include the total number of children/youth served, as well as demographic information about the youth (gender, ethnicity, family income). Testimonials, videos, and photos are welcomed and appreciated in these reports.
Funds must be spent by March 31st, 2024 at the latest. Final reports will be due no later than Friday, April 5th, 2024 at 1 PM.
We will contact awardees no later than January 17th, 2024 that they have received the grant.
If you have questions about this award application, please contact Timothy Fowler from the Network for Youth Success at Timothy@NetworkForYouthSuccess.org.