CBSS Mini-Grant Program is Back!

2014 Deadline for Application: November 17
Recipients to be announced soon…

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Connections Beyond Sight and Sound is pleased to announce our 2014-2015 Field Initiated Demonstration Activities / Mini-Grant Program for the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia only.
This program provides the opportunity for direct service providers and administrators to develop innovative projects, to replicate successful practices, or to enrich and expand curriculum in ways that directly and positively affect services to students with deaf-blindness / severe disabilities.
Grants up to $500.00 will be awarded.
The awards may not be used to supplement existing funds available through other sources.
Requests for additional funds, over $500.00, will be considered if all Mini-Grant award funds have not been allocated.
Priority will be given to those mini-grants that directly involve students with deaf-blindness or the staff at the program where they are educated. 
Please share this opportunity with your co-workers. Feel free to copy and disseminate the information to individuals whom you think would be interested.

The deadline for applications is extended
to November 17, 2014


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Interested participants will need to complete the following:

1. Completion of Mini-Grant Award application

2. A description of the requested program material(s), including approximate cost.

3. Narrative response to each of the five scoring criteria

During the Spring Advisory Committee meeting (May, 2015),
grant recipients are invited to make a brief presentation on
their Field-Initiated Demonstration Activities / Mini-grant Projects.

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Click on the Links below to
download Mini-grant forms 

 2014-2015 Mini-Grant flyer

Demographic Form 

Application Form

Scoring Criteria Rubric 

We look forward to receiving your application.

Please contact Donna Riccobono at if you have any questions. 

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Learn more about our mini-grant program here…

Below: photos from a few of our previous
Field-Initatied Demonstration Activities
mini-grant recipients during their presentations
(click on images to enlarge):