This program will provide funds for special projects and research, which will enhance the teaching, learning, and enjoyment of mathematics. There is no preconceived criterion for projects except that students should receive an on-going benefit from the grant.
Available to current members of NCCTM, the mini-grants are awarded by each of the three regional organizations to members within their geographic boundaries (If you incorrectly identify with the wrong region, your proposal will be ineligible for funding).
Funding is available each year for the state’s mini-grants, with each region awarding approximately one-third of the grants to its members. In recent years, approximately 15-20 proposals have been partially or fully funded each year, for an average grant of approximately $750.
Deadline: September 30 -- A second deadline of January 15 is possible depending on funding
There will be a second deadline in 2022!
Download the directions and coversheet [PDF, MSWord]
You will receive an email confirmation once your proposal has been received. If you do not receive a confirmation within one week, it is your responsibility to follow-up with the Mini-grant Coordinator.
Proposals selected for funding will receive their funds as soon as possible after the state conference.
Please be aware that NCCTM is required to report all grants of $600.00 or more to the Internal Revenue Service. In such a case you will receive an IRS Form 1099-MISC from NCCTM. However, you should be able to avoid the payment of any income tax on this. NCCTM has been advised that, if you receive one of the NCCTM grants, you must include the grant proceeds in income.
NCCTM Statement on Equitable Access to Quality Mathematics Instruction
Students need to experience mathematics in ways that allow them to be successful and that give them the power to change the world. This experience needs to be delivered with both excellence and equality while resonating with the lives of Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Asian, and all marginalized peoples. Racism cannot be tolerated, and we as teachers must be vigilant that we do not tolerate nor contribute to racism, bias, hate, or violence in our classrooms.