MTAA is offering mini grants up to $400 to help fund 'Lights on Afterschool' events!
We know that events are right around the corner, so we've set this up to be easy to apply and a quick turnaround to get confirmation. Applications are due Wednesday, October 11th and notifications will be made by October 13th. Grant applications are online using the form here.
Here are a couple quick tips:
Head to 'Lights on Afterschool' at the Afterschool Alliance website. You'll find a comprehensive list of tools, ideas and materials to help you design and host an event tailored to your program and community. This includes sample press releases and customizable one page info sheets to share with attendees or to drop in the mail for those who can’t make it. You can also register your event there, which we’re asking grant recipients to do.
Invite the folks from your community that you’d like to engage and/or thank for their support. Invitations by mail or email are great, but a personal phone call will be an important strategy for making sure they know you value their attendance - and it’s a great opportunity to have a personal chat if they are unable to attend. Suggested invitees include Media, City/County Commissioners, State Legislators, School Administrators & Staff, Business Leaders, Existing/Potential Funders & Volunteers
Reach out to our new MTAA Director, Laurie Bishop: 406-223-1122 or Laurieb AT mtafterschoolalliance.org