ACEMM is offering mini grants to help fund projects and programs that support elemental music and movement opportunities at the local level.
Most active music/movement educators have had occasions when an unforeseen need or expense has arisen that has not been planned for or budgeted. On many occasions, local funding from PTAs, mini-grants, or community supporters have stepped in to fill that need. However, the teacher must often put out their own funds to see that a particular project comes to fruition. ACEMM takes the position that the funding of educational programs that benefit students and teachers should not have to be paid for from the salaries of individual educators.
The Spark Grant allows teachers to request funding, either complete or partial, for a project that has not been previously funded either by the local education community, other scholarships of grants, or previously budgeted amounts.
The approved amount may be equal to or less than the actual amount requested. ACEMM will announce the recipients of the first round of Spark Grants on March 15, 2021 and the second round on April 15, 2021.
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