SLS Mini-Grant

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What expenses will not be covered by a mini-grant?

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    Mini-grants will not cover: equipment (such as eReaders, laptops, iPads), food for extracurricular programs, services that fall under a BOCES CoSer (video conferencing, author visits), postage, gifts, travel, organizational membership fees, etc. or items covered in other BOCES CoSers/Services.

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  • What expenses will not be covered by a mini-grant?

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    Mini-grants will not cover: equipment (such as eReaders, laptops, iPads), food for extracurricular programs, services that fall under a BOCES CoSer (video conferencing, author visits), postage, gifts, travel, organizational membership fees, etc.

     

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  • Who is eligible for a mini-grant?

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    Certified School Library Media Specialists employed in a member library of the Monroe #1 BOCES School Library System.

     

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  • How many mini-grants may an applicant receive?

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    Applicants may receive one mini-grant for up to $1,200.

     

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  • What if I do not need the entire $1,200?

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    School Librarians may apply for any amount up to, but not exceeding, $1,200.

     

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  • When is the application deadline?

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    Wednesday, September 27, 2017.

     

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  • How do I apply?

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    After reviewing these FAQs the School Librarian will complete:

    1. Mini-Grant Application
    2. Project Proposal/Narrative

    The grant application should be personally delivered, mailed, scanned and e-mailed, or faxed to the SLS Office at 585-383-6636.  If faxing, please include the total number of pages on the cover sheet.

    Note: If your grant is approved, you will receive a packet of additional information that must be shared with your District Superintendent and your District Business Official. 

     

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  • What should I include in the Mini-Grant project Proposal/Narrative?

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    A grant description explaining the scope and purpose of the grant and how the grant project/activities are tied to district initiatives, academic achievement, AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner or Common Core Standards.  Applicants are responsible for submitting an accurate and complete application with proper signatures.  Only complete applications will be accepted.

     

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  • Is grant writing assistance available?

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    Yes. Applicants may contact Katie Bertrand at Katie_Bertrand@boces.monroe.edu.

     

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  • How are the mini-grants awarded?

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    A committee will review applications and determine grant recipients.  Each application will be assessed based on alignment to regional and district initiatives, academic achievement and AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner or Common Core Standards, and evidence of innovation.  Applications must include a plan for sharing grant-related information and results with the Monroe #1 Region.

    The committee will be comprised of Monroe #1 BOCES SLS Council and Liaison members.  (The SLS Director will assess applications in the event of a tie based on criteria being used by the grant sub-committee).

     

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  • What is expected of School Librarians receiving mini-grant funds?

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    Successful applicants must carry out their proposal as described, submit all required forms by the dates listed below, provide a final written report for publication on the Monroe #1 BOCES website upon completion of the project/event/professional development, and be willing to share the results of their mini-grant with other members of the Monroe #1 BOCES School Library System. Recipients will not be eligible for a mini-grant unless all requirements listed above are complete for previous mini-grants.

     

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  • What are the important dates to remember?

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    September 27, 2017:  Application deadline

    October 10, 2017:  Mini-grants awarded

    October 18, 2017:  Superintendent’s Signature on form received after receiving grant

    March 21, 2018:  Projects must be completed

    March 28, 2018:  All itemized receipts & report must be submitted to SLS Office

     

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