The TSD Foundation Board exists to support you and the work of the TSD here in Austin, and the work of ERCOD and outreach services across the State of Texas. To that end, we have tried to simplify the Mini-Grant process for this coming year. The information below seeks to summarize the inner-workings of the Mini-Grant awards.

TSD Foundation Mini-Grants encourage, facilitate, recognize, and reward innovative and creative approaches to teaching and learning by funding instructional/classroom materials, equipment, and activities that support the objectives, goals, and initiatives of the Texas School for the Deaf School Improvement Plan. Our criteria for granting these awards include:

·Potential to impact student growth
·Creative and innovative approach
·Measurable outcomes
·Clear and logical proposal

Questions: Contact Marilyn Galloway, TSD Foundation Mini-Grant Committee Chair, marilynwg110@yahoo.com or minigrants@tsdfoundation.org.

TSDF 2017- 2018 Mini-Grants Time Line and Important Dates

·August 21 – Mini-Grant Application Online

·September 19 – 2016-2017 Mini-Grant Reports Due

·September 20 – Application Deadline

·September 30–October 24 – TSD Foundation Mini-Grant Committee Reviews Applications

·November 6 – Announcement of 2017-2018 Mini-Grants Awardees

For more information, see the TSD Foundation Mini-Grant Information Packet.