Thank you for your interest in Cape Cod 5's Educational Mini-Grant Program. We are currently accepting applications through November 30, 2020.
Every year, Cape Cod 5 provides thousands of dollars in mini-grants to fund educational projects to public school teachers in the communities we serve. Since its inception in 2000, more than 1,000 mini-grants, totaling over $490,000, have been awarded.
Educational Mini-Grants are grants for amounts up to $500 given to local public school teachers to fund educational projects. Last year, 87 grants were awarded totaling approximately $40,000 to 106 teachers at 47 schools in our communities.
This year, we recognize the added challenges that the pandemic has created. We will be adjusting criteria accordingly and taking that into consideration when reviewing applications for Mini-Grants.
Teachers throughout Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, Marion, Mattapoisett, Rochester, Wareham and Plymouth who are employed as a classroom instructor at any public school are eligible to apply.
Traditionally, we have prioritized imaginative projects that foster creative thinking and have broad impact. We understand that this year is very different from past years, and will be using more flexible criteria in considering applications. We do ask that submissions take into account the uncertainty of learning formats this year, and that the spirit of your intent or request be adaptable to in-person or remote learning. Projects must be related to the subject or curriculum taught by the applicant.
The 2020 application period has begun and will close on November 30. Applications are evaluated each year with a fresh perspective. Previous year’s applicants are welcome and encouraged to apply again.