Mini-Grant Q&A

What is the purpose of the mini-grants?
The grants are intended to assist teachers by providing funding for special projects and educational tools, particularly when other funds are not available.

Who is eligible to apply for the mini-grants?
Pre-K through 12th grade teachers at public, private and parochial schools in Ouachita Parish, including special education, music, band, etc. are eligible. Multiple teachers may submit a joint application.

What are the criteria for choosing recipients?
The primary selection criteria are:
• Student participation rather than student observation
• Parental involvement
• Creativity
• Number of students involved
• Clarity of plans, objectives and expenditures

What is the maximum dollar amount awarded?

When are the applications due?
4:00pm on Thursday, October 5th at the Junior League House.
You can mail them, but be sure they arrive by the deadline. The address is 2811 Cameron Street, Monroe, LA 71201 (off Lamy Lane) (map). You may also drop them off that day or Fax them to (318) 314-2024. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered for funding.

When will the recipients be notified?
Recipients will be notified by Tuesday, October 24th.

Is anything required of the recipients?
We ask that recipients attend the presentation reception at the Junior League House on Thursday, November 2nd, at 6:30 p.m. Also, a follow-up report will be sent to the teachers near the end of the school year. This report must be completed by May 1, 2018 if the recipient would like to be eligible for the next calendar year mini-grant program.

Who do I contact if I have any other questions?
Call Lindsey Roberts at 318-282-1553 or
Please do not call the Junior League office.