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2023-2024 Application Deadline: 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 19, 2023

The Foundation for New Education Initiatives (FNEI) has opened the 2023-2024 Mini-grant Competition for Schools. All Pre-K through grade 12 schools, including alternative schools, primary learning centers, and specialized centers are eligible to apply.  

2023-2024 Application

Application Guidelines (2023-2024)

  • The Foundation for New Education Initiatives, Inc., a direct-support organization of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, sponsors a Mini-grant Competition for all Pre-K through grade 12 schools (including alternative schools, primary learning centers, and specialized centers). 

  • Submitted project must promote innovative educational activities and challenging academic achievement standards. 

  • Submitted project should impact students through an individual classroom activity, school-wide program or District initiative. Project may also include before- or after school enrichment programs.  

  • Grants in the amount of $3,000 will be awarded to three (3) schools from each of the three regions for a total of 9 grant awards. Each school may submit one mini-grant application.  The total amount available District-wide is $27,000.00. Funds will be deposited into the school’s bank account and placed by the school treasurer in a Trust Grant Account. Funds can be used for educational materials, equipment, field trips, entrance fees, bus rentals, and supplies. No funds can be used for personnel expenditures. All expenditures must be consistent with applicable Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) policies and procedures.

  • Mini-grant application template and instructions are in the above link. 

  • Applications will be grouped by region. A review committee will score and rank applications and the three (3) highest-ranked applications per region will be awarded. 

  • The review committee is comprised of FNEI Board Members, members of the community, district staff from the Office of Grants Administration, School Operations, and the Office of Community Engagement, and school-site representatives.   



M-DCPS Weekly Briefing ID #38918 


FNEI Mini-Grant Competition

Foundation for New Education Initiatives, Inc.

2022-2023 Mini-Grant Competition Winners

Coral Way K-8 Center – Central Region – Amalia Pomponio-Hernandez

J.C. Bermudez Doral Senior High School – Central Region – Dr. Marcela Caminos

Rockway Elementary School – Central Region – Dory Diaz


F.C. Martin International K-8 Center – South Region – Heidi Rogers

Hammocks Middle School – South Region – Lois Seaman

Redland Middle School – South Region – Nikkole Wright


Hialeah Miami Lakes Senior High School – North Region – Vanessa Radice

Lake Stevens Elementary School – North Region – Karen Gant

Norwood Elementary School – North Region – Angela Mitchell

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