The purpose of this grant is to support the educational needs of children and youth (up to the age of 24) experiencing homelessness, remove barriers for homeless youth to participate in school, and to improve student academic success.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE: Agencies must serve homeless children and youth in Minnesota. Agencies must have 501(c)3 status OR be recognized as tax exempt by the IRS (i.e. schools, units of government or tribal governments) OR use a fiscal agent with 501(c)3 status.
2019 DUE DATE: May 21st
GRANT AMOUNT: Up to $3,000 for each agency per year. (Hunger and Homeless Grants and other Special Projects are considered under a separate review process and do not count toward this limit.)
Click here to enter the application portal: https://webportalapp.com/sp/oyh_educationgrant
• Please read all of the Education Grant guidelines before starting your application.
• You do not need to complete the application in one setting, there is a save option. It is not, however, automatic. Please remember to click “Save Draft” at the bottom of the application before closing the site.
• You will not be able to submit the application until all required questions are answered.
If you have any problems with the online application or have any questions, please contact [email protected]
GUIDELINES AND APPLICATION PROCESS
You may download the following guidelines as a word document here: 2019 Education Grant Guidelines
CLOSING YOUR GRANT
Your agency agrees to follow OYH requirements for closing out its grant by submitting your application. By completing the closure form, your agency is assuring OYH that your organization has spent the grant funds in accordance with your original request. The form must be completed and unused funds must be sent to OYH within 45 days of the grant’s use to be in compliance with OYH grant requirements. Directions on how to complete this form will be emailed to you. Your agency must complete this form to be eligible for future funding from OYH.
You can access your grant closure form by logging into the same grant portal that you used to apply for the grant https://webportalapp.com/sp/oyh_educationgrant and clicking on the grant that you want to complete the closure form for. Here you will see your closure form with options to view or edit it.
The Closure Form will ask for a list of items purchased with this grant. Please use this grant tracking sheet: OYH Education Grant Tracking Form
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