Instructions for Racial Justice
Number of awards: Five Chapters that work specifically with high school students.
Funding amount: Up to $4,000
- Black Lives Black Lungs-options for new Chapters or returning Chapters who wish to build upon the work on this project from their first time working on it last year, though preference will be given to Chapters who have not been funded in previous years.
- Community Mapping
Mini-grant period: September 2019 – June 2020
Overall eligibility: Applying groups must have at least 5 youth and 1 adult advisor who will work on the project, and must be registered for school year 2019-2020 as an 84 Chapter at time of application. Register at www.the84.org/chapters
Required events: Youth Power Summit and Kick Butts Day are required events for all mini-grantees. At least 2 youth and the adult advisor must plan to attend. In addition, it is required that each grantee receive a training pertaining to their grant at the beginning of their grant process.
|Mini-grant Timeline FY20 |
(dates subject to change)
|Applications available online||9/1/2019|
|Applications reviewed||10/7-10/9, 2019|
|Mini-grantees initial phone call w/ The 84 staff||10/14/19-10/25/19|
|Youth Power Summit||10/26/2019|
|Kick Butts Day||TBD|
|Final reports due and all funding must be spent by||6/19/2020|
Project selection will be made based on the criteria below and the needs of each specific community. To discuss these needs, Chapters should talk with their MTCP community partners. The 84 is committed to making sure that Chapters in all areas of the state are funded.
|Greater Springfield||Sara Moriarty email@example.com 413-733-1015|
|Melinda Calianos firstname.lastname@example.org 413-584-1300 x 174|
|Berkshire County||Joyce Brewer JBrewer@berkshireahec.org 413-447-2417|
|Northeast||Ashley Hall email@example.com 978-799-8643|
|Southeast||Morissa Vital firstname.lastname@example.org 774-634-3955|
|Greater Boston||Mary Cole email@example.com 617-471-8400 x 138|
|Metro Boston||Edgar Duran Elmudesi firstname.lastname@example.org 617-451-0049 x 549|
Applications will be assessed on:
- Responses to questions, especially about how the project will be completed
- Need for the project in the community
- Input from MTCP Community Partners on the project
- For past mini-grant recipients, the timeliness of submitting materials, reports, and surveys in previous years will be taken into consideration
Ongoing Technical Assistance and Grant Support
The 84 staff will provide technical assistance and support to all grantees throughout the 2019-2020 cycle.
If you have any questions on the grant process or specific project ideas, please feel free to reach out to the Program Associate, Danielle Adams by email at email@example.com to set up a call prior to the application deadline.
Other Funding Opportunities This Year
If your Chapter would like to work on a special project but does not have capacity for a mini-grant or is not selected as a grantee, there will be additional opportunities for funding this year! Throughout the year, we will be announcing some activities your Chapter can do that include smaller amounts of funding. Stay tuned for these activities coming soon!