Deadline: 4:30 p.m. on Monday, June 17, 2019

The Foundation for New Education Initiatives (FNEI) has opened the 2018-2019 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.  

2019-2020 Application

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  • 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 five (5) schools from each of the three regions for a total of 15 grant awards. Each school may submit one mini-grant application.  The total grant dollars available is $45,000. Grant awardees will be able to redeem up to $1,500 through Donors Choose. Please visit for vendor directory. Attached is a listing of the vendors and products available. The additional $1,500 will be budgeted through M-DCPS, and these funds can be used for field-trips, entrance fees, and bus rentals. No funds can be used for personnel expenditures. The deadline for grant applications is June 17, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. 

  • 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 five (5) members (a school-site representative, District/School Operations administrator, Grants Administration and Community Engagement administration (2), and a community member).   



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FNEI Mini-Grant Competition