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  Diversity Education Mini-Grant FY19/20 Guidelines
   
  BACKGROUND

The Chandler Human Relations Commission provides mini-grants of up to $1,000 available to teachers, schools, non-profit organizations and community groups located within the City of

Chandler or providing services to Chandler residents or students. Funded proposals will foster diversity education for youth ages 5-18 and will promote the HRC’s mission: “To promote mutual respect and inclusion in Chandler. The Chandler Human Relations Commission works toward the elimination of prejudice and discrimination; and to promote amicable relations among all racial, cultural, religious, age, gender, disabled, socio-economic and national groups within the community.”
   
  GUIDELINES

A. All proposals must address one or more of the following dimensions of diversity: age, socio-economic status, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation.

B. Applications must be typewritten. Pay particular attention to application deadlines, mini-grant applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
C. Only one application may be submitted per project.

D. Funds are made available on a per-year basis; continued funding of ongoing projects cannot be guaranteed.

E. First priority for funding will be given to diversity education projects or programs in K-12 schools. Other considerations may include (but are not limited to) creativity, scope of student participation and involvement, interagency collaboration, availability of multiple sources of funding, ability of project to be completed within the one-year timeline and demonstrated need for a particular program. Final funding decisions are at the sole discretion of the HRC Diversity Education Mini-Grant Committee.

F. Proposals will be reviewed and the HRC Diversity Mini-Grant Committee will choose awardees. Applications will be reviewed on the following:
 Addresses one or more of the following dimensions of diversity: age, socio-economic status, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation.
 Goals and Objectives of the project reflect the mission statement of the HRC.
 Proposed budget is clear and reasonable for the project.
 Proposal is for a diversity education project or programs in or for K-12 schools.
   
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  FINAL REPORT

If approved for funding, a final report outlining project accomplishments must be submitted within 60 days following completion of a funded program or event.

This report should include (at minimum) the following information:
 Narrative description of accomplishments, program or event.
 Number of participants in the event/program.
 Final budget.

Additionally, all unspent grant funds must be returned to the HRC at the time of submission of the final report. Organizations failing to submit this report in a timely fashion or to return unspent funds in full will not be eligible for future funding.
   
  DEADLINES

The City of Chandler Diversity Office will accept completed applications between July 1, 2019 and May 31, 2020. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Applicants will be notified of award status within 2-3 weeks of submitting an application, and funds will be dispersed, at maximum, approximately 4 weeks after notification has been sent.

It is recommended to submit photos from previous year’s event (if applicable) along with your application to: Niki Tapia, P.O. Box 4008 – MS 600, Chandler AZ, 85244-4008 or by e-mail to niki.tapia@chandleraz.gov.
   
 
 
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