2016-2017 Mini-Grant Recipients

Three mini-grants were awarded
for the current grant year… 

In alphabetical order by location:

  • Recipient Information
    Frederick County Public Schools
    Kim Durkan, TVI & Christina Wozniak, SLP
    from Rock Creek School
    Mini-grant Title
    Increasing Communication with
    Tactile Symbols and Familiar Objects 


  • Recipient Information
    Maryland School for the Deaf – Family Education
    Jennifer Willis, Teacher of the D/HOH,
    MSD-CC Family Education,
    Mini-grant Title
    Getting In Touch With Our Worlds
    Through Active Learning and Exploration 


  • Recipient Information
    Maryland School for the Deaf – Frederick Campus
    Lisa Gastelle, SLP & Erin McCoy, OT
    Mini-grant Title
    Utilizing Todays Technology
    for Better Curriculum Access 

The recipients of the 2016-2017 mini-grant funds
presented on their projects during the
Spring Advisory Committee Meeting.
on Friday, May 12, 2017.

Information about the CBSS Mini-grant Program
and previous year recipients here… 

Information about the 2016-2017
grant applications in the post below.

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Background information for this activity 
from article posted late summer 2016

CBSS Mini-Grant Program is Back!

Deadline for Application:
OCTOBER 31, 2016


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Connections Beyond Sight and Sound is pleased to announce our 2016-2017 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.
This year, we are proud to announce the awards will be TWO GRANTS of UP TO $1,000 each.
The awards may not be used to supplement existing funds available through other sources.
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 2016-2017 applications
was October 31, 2016



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Interested participants need to complete the following:
(Forms & links below guidelines)

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

Grant recipients are invited (expected) to share
a brief presentation or poster session on their
Field-Initiated Demonstration Activities / Mini-grant Projects
during the Spring Advisory Committee Meeting

(Friday, May 12, 2017)

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Click on the Links below to
download Mini-grant forms 

 2016-2017 Mini-Grant Flyer here…

Demographic Form here… 

Application Form here…

Scoring Criteria Rubric here… 

We look forward to receiving your application.

Please contact Donna Riccobono at
DonnaRic@umd.edu if you have any questions. 

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Learn more about our mini-grant program here…

Photos from the 2016-2017
Field-Initatied Demonstration Activities
mini-grant recipients during their presentations
will be posted on this page after the AC meeting
(click on images to enlarge):