In order to be eligible to receive an ASPA mini grant, you must be a member of ASPA.

The Arkansas School Psychology Association is a private, non-profit, charitable organization associated with, but independent of the National Association of School Psychologists. The mission of the Association is to enhance and support the practice of school psychology through research, scholarships and recognition of exemplary practices and programs. The mini-grant program has been developed to provide financial support for projects designed to provide direct benefit to students. Projects must include children as participants and should promote the development of positive assets in children and youth.

The purpose of the mini-grant project is to promote effective interventions that address both learning and social/emotional issues that impede a child's success and happiness while embracing individual and group differences in children.

The purpose of the mini-grant project is to promote effective interventions that address both learning and social/emotional issues that impede a child's success and happiness while embracing individual and group differences in children.

The Board is most interested in projects directly affecting the lives of children and/or their families. All projects consistent with this purpose will be considered. Projects will be selected by a review committee, and awards will be based on merit and compliance with the program’s purpose.

Characteristics of Awards
Awards will be made in a lump sum. Applicants may be individual school psychology specialists or groups of sch

Application for Funding
The application for funding of a project will consist of a completed cover sheet and a one page narrative. The application cover sheet is available at the bottom of this page. Applicants will submit the following:

A) A cover sheet that identifies the applicant(s), institutional affiliations, addresses, telephone numbers, the title of the proposed project and an abstract of no more than 50 words that summarizes the project's purposes.

B) A one to two page narrative, typed and double spaced, that will:

1. Describe the project in detail and include the reason for the project, the specific methods or procedures, the intended outcomes and a timetable for completion. Applicants must show that the project is consistent with the purpose of the mini-grant program as outlined above.

2. Include a brief statement regarding how you plan to evaluate the project to determine if it has accomplished your intended outcomes.

3. Provide information regarding your budget, including specifics of how the money will be spent. The budget should address if there are multiple funding sources and, if appropriate, if the project will continue once the Foundation monies have been utilized.

C) Letters of support/recommendation from the following:

1. Principal of the school at which the project would take place.

2. A pupil personnel services colleague who works at the school at which the project would take place (i.e., school counselor, interventionist, Title I, etc.)

3. And one teacher at the school at which the project would take place.

Upon completion of your project, you will be expected to send a brief summary, including the evaluation outcome, to the ASPA Board.  This summary, or portions thereof, may be published in the ASPA monthly email newsletter.

Applicants should approximate this format as closely as possible to assure that the proposal contains the essential information to facilitate a thorough review.

Click here to download the mini-grant application/cover page.