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Mini-Grants for Special Projects

Guidelines and Application

1.    Award Description
Mini-grants are awarded to ACEI members to support the implementation of outstanding education-related projects. Project descriptions are evaluated on the basis of their quality, importance to children’s education, and their potential for achieving impact. Projects can either be direct service projects, projects to improve classroom instruction, or projects to enhance teacher education.

2.    Award Distribution
The number of awards provided depends on available annual funding. Mini-grants are typically $500 USD.

3.    Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be ACEI members for at least 3 years at the time of submission.
  • Applicants should not be previous recipients of the mini grant.

4.    Selection Criteria/Process
Applications will be evaluated using the following criteria:

  • Demonstrates high potential to meet the desired outcomes.
  • Demonstrates innovation in solving a problem.
  • Project is sustainable and replicable.

5.    Restrictions
Incomplete applications will not be accepted. The decision of the selection committee is final and not subject to a review process. Applicants may only apply for one award or grant per year. For example, if you are applying for a Financial Assistance Grant, you cannot also apply for a Mini Grant.

6.    Due Date
Submit before Tuesday, 1 December 2015, at 11.59PM EST. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. No exceptions.

7.    Recognition
The award is presented at ACEI’s annual conference. When possible, the award recipient will be highlighted in ACEI publications or news.

8.    Application
Access the mini grant application here

Please submit any questions to ACEI Director of Development Nana Oppong at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .