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The eCYBERMISSION Mini-Grant program provides funding to support teachers and program leaders as they implement eCYBERMISSION in their classrooms, schools, or other organizations. The program is open to everyone. However, Title 1 schools and those working with underserved students are given special consideration. Teachers do not need to commit to participating as an eCYBERMISSION Team Advisor or know exact student registration numbers to apply.

The grant value is based on the selection criteria and is awarded in two payments.

  • The first payment is issued to the school for project supplies and is based on the number of registered students on complete teams by the registration deadline. Title 1 and/or > 38% Free and Reduced Lunch schools may qualify for an early dispersal of first payment funds.
  • The second payment is issued directly to Team Advisors as a stipend and is based on the number of students on complete teams who submitted Mission Folders.

Please click here to view the Mini-Grant Funding Breakdown for more details.

Mini-Grant Program Application

Applying is extremely easy via the online application process.

Applicants are asked to provide:

  • Contact information
  • School/program information
  • Approximate number of students who plan to register

Applicants are also asked to briefly answer questions about their goals and experience with the eCYBERMISSION competition. A completed application includes signatures of the applicant and Principal.

To apply for the Mini-Grant program, please click here for the Online Application.

Applications are evaluated based on the established eCYBERMISSION selection criteria which gives special consideration to, but is not limited to:

  • Number of students planning to register for eCYBERMISSION
  • School/program location and Title 1 status
  • Percentage of students who are racial/ethnic/gender minorities in STEM
  • Percentage of students who qualify for Free and Reduced Lunch

Applications are evaluated and awardees are notified on a rolling basis. All Team Advisors and students must register for the competition at and students must be placed on complete teams by the registration deadline.

Mini-Grant Program Requirements

If selected to receive a Mini-Grant, the requirements are minimal and include:

  • Submission of school/district W-9
  • Submission of Team Advisor's W-9
  • Completion of 2 brief Project Summary Reports
  • Completion of an Evaluation Survey

Important Dates for the 2023-2024 Mini-Grant Program

  • April 2023 – Mini-Grant application opens
  • August 2023 – eCYBERMISSION competition registration opens
  • November 16, 2023 – Mini-Grant application closes
  • February 28, 2024 – eCYBERMISSION competition registration deadline (Team Advisors and students must be fully registered and on complete teams by this date.)
  • March 6, 2024 – eCYBERMISSION Mission Folders are due

Please click here to view the Mini-Grant Timeline for other important dates in the program.

For More Information

Please email Carey Dieleman, STEM Education Coordinator, at [email protected].