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  • Available to NDNC members only

  • Granted funds must be spent within 12 months of being awarded

  • Personnel time is excluded

  • Mini-grants available up to $1000 

  • Preference given to projects that have a broad impact 

  • Preference will be given to projects that implement SMART goals 

The proposal should include:

  • Title of the project

  • Description of the program/project

  • Goals

  • Proposed timeline

  • Evaluation plans

  • Proposed budget

  • Potential sources of additional funding

  • If you have received a NDNC mini grant in the past and are applying for a grant to fund the same project, indicate how you will expand on your project. 

  • Preference will be given to projects that have the potential for broad applications.  Nutrition/physical activity projects will qualify if the nutrition component is clearly stated and has relevancy to one of the NDNC goals.

  • Preference will be given to applicants who use SMART goals to describe their project. If you are unfamiliar with how to write a SMART goal, please reference this document.

  • The selection subcommittee will be comprised of three to five NDNC members.  One committee member will be the immediate past president and at least one will be a non-board member. 

  • Reports: Awardees must exhibit their program highlights at the next NDNC conference through a display and/or short presentation, as well as provide a "program highlights" piece to be put on the website.

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