Federal money for special education services is given to state educational agencies in the form of grants. Each local school district must write a budget and submit it to the Mississippi Department of Education before it is granted to the local district. Grant-writing is a complicated and tedious process. Every grantor has specific criteria that must be met. The mini-grant assignment is a very small example of what is required. Special education classrooms, students, and teachers can always use money for instructional purposes. There are lists online of resources that have grants for education such as Walmart, Lowe’s, Hamburger Helper, Dollar General, MS Power, Alan Barton, Milken Education Foundation, etc. One of the best places to get ideas is www.donorschoose.org Links to an external site..
You are to write a mini-grant using the format provided. Make it something that you would/could use for your students.