In 1997, Headwaters awarded the first mini-grant to Kindergarten teacher Marti Cannon for the purchase of wooden building blocks that would enable her students to explore spatial relationships.
Ten years later, the blocks are still in use (another teacher inherited them when Marti retired in 2005) and Headwaters has awarded over $125,000 in mini-grants for items as diverse as lab equipment, palm pilots, GPS units, classroom library books, field trips, musical instruments and CPR training.
Mini-grants support RCPS teachers as they experiment with creative new teaching methods, cutting-edge technology, and even tried and true equipment that the school budget just can’t support.
Preference is given to requests that serve larger numbers of children and that will be used year after year. It’s a good idea to contact Headwaters before filling out the application, to make sure a mini-grant is right for your project. Call or email our Executive Director at 987-3322 or email@example.com.
Click here to download Fall Mini Grant Application Form (Microsoft Word)