CBSS Mini-Grant Program

Recipients Announced…
(in alpha order by location)

Colleen Donaldson
Beth Ann Monn
Carroll County Public Schools
The Nifty Nook
Staci Forest
Beth Cohen
Regina Ajiboye
Maryland School for the Blind
Classroom-Based Multi-Sensory Studio
Lisa Gastelle
Caitlin Blake
Luke Fry
Maryland School for the Deaf
Accessing the Curriculum
Using Adaptive Technology

Gwynne Young
Prince George County Public Schools
Mini-Series of Make-n-Take
Workshops for Families

Recipients will present on their projects
during the Spring 2018 CBSS
Advisory Committee Meeting
on May 18 in Columbia, MD

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Deadline for Application:
November 15, 2017


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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 that we will award $2,000 in grants — to be divided across two or three recipients (applications and review will determine amounts and numbers). Recipients may receive up to $1,000 each — amount will be determined based on number of recipients and amounts requested.
The awards may 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 the
2017-2018 applications

is November 15, 2017



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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 18, 2018)

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Click on the Links below to
download Mini-grant forms 

 2017-2018 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 if you have any questions. 

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Learn more about
our mini-grant program and
view photos & links to
previous recipients here…

The recipients of the 2017-2018 mini-grant funds
will present on their projects during the
Spring Advisory Committee Meeting.
on Friday, May 18, 2018.

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