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2019-2020 Mini-grant Applications OPEN NOW!

Instructions for Racial Justice


Number of awards: Five Chapters that work specifically with high school students.

Funding amount: Up to $4,000

Mini-grant projects:

  • 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.
  • Photovoice
  • 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

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 due 9/30/19
Applications reviewed 10/7-10/9, 2019
Mini-grantees notified                        10/11/2019
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

Selection Criteria

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.

Contact Info
Central  Tina GrosowskyTina.grosowsky@umassmed.edu508-856-5067 
Greater Springfield Sara Moriarty 413-733-1015 
Melinda Calianos 413-584-1300 x 174 
Berkshire County Joyce Brewer 413-447-2417 
Northeast Ashley Hall 978-799-8643 
Southeast Morissa Vital 774-634-3955 
Greater Boston Mary Cole 617-471-8400 x 138 
Metro Boston Edgar Duran Elmudesi 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 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!