$750 Courtney Hubred, LSW, Randolph Schools: Randolph's Sensory Room; Supplies to develop multi-sensory room for students K-12
$500 Kris Heine, LSW, Lancaster Schools: Increase suicide awareness through community speaker presentation and follow up following deaths of two students.
Opportunity for MSSW Members -
Two Opportunities: Deadline January 1st and June 1st
Twice each year, MSSWA Mini-Grants will provide two awards, a $500 prize and a $750 prize, to support projects conducted by any Regular MSSWA member** in the schools where they work.
Good luck and be sure to get your applications in by the deadline!
June 2016 mini grant winners:
$750 Megan Lagasse, MSW, LICSW, Anoka Hennepin Schools: Sorterberg's Sharing Shelf. Helping children in early childhood with developmental disorders have access to diapers, wipes, special equipment, and special dietary needs.
$500 Sheri Pederson, LICSW, Willmar Schools: 9th Grade Academy Summer Academy t-shirts for students at higher academic risk, creating a bridge from middle school to high school.
January 2016 mini grant winners:
$750 Callie DeVriendt, MSW, LICSW, School Social Work, Lincoln Park Middle School, Duluth
to fund a project with outcomes aimed at reducing their suspension rate, preventing students from receiving major referrals and increasing prosocial behaviors.
$500 Jamie-Sue Peterson, MSW, LGSW, School Social Worker, Parkside Elementary, Buffalo
for the creation of sensory stations for six classrooms, teaching self regulation skills.
**the grants are not available to Affiliate or Student Members. They are intended for licensed school social workers employed in a school setting.