Mini Grants-State 4-H Leaders of SD - Making the Best Better!

Mini Grants

As you are gearing up to plan for this next 4-H year you may want to consider applying for a Mini Grant!

Mini grant applications are due December 31st. They must be received via email or postmarked by 12/31/23. Late applications will not be considered. or

The grant amount available per county is $400. Counties may choose to do projects together 2 counties can apply for $800 for a combined project 3 counties can apply for $1200 for a combined project. The max amount available for a single project is $1200.

Note: If you received a grant in this past 4-H year, you are required to submit a report on the project before you are eligible to apply for this year s grant opportunity.

So what is a Mini Grant? Each year, the State 4-H Leaders of SD award Mini-Grants across the state to county or 4-H club projects. The purpose of the 4-H Grants Program is to address youth needs at the local level. The State 4-H Leaders of SD recognize that the greatest impact of 4-H occurs at the local level, usually between youth and 4-H volunteers.

Criteria for awarding funds include:

* Potential for youth involvement in the planning and implementation of the project.
* Potential impact on addressing youth issues at a local level through either a traditional or nontraditional setting.
* Potential for increasing life skill outcomes for youth.

* Potential for reaching expanded youth audiences e.g. at-risk low income, single parent families, other cultures, disabled, etc.
* Potential for transitioning new youth audiences into more traditional or ongoing 4-H programs.

Grants funds can be used to purchase educational materials and supplies, expenses/honorariums for speakers, travel and training. Generally, snacks for refreshments, give-away items, e.g. t-shirts, etc. and building rental are not approved expenditures. Monies can t be used for capital equipment or hardware (defined as items and material with a life expectancy of greater than five years) or building drives.

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