NEEDS ASSESSMENT: Project demonstrates a need for the project. (20 pts.)
TARGET POPULATION: Target population is identified, along with the extent to which the project benefits preschool through adult learners and involves parents, teachers, administrators, and the community. (20 pts.)
CREATIVITY: Project features a unique approach to promoting reading. (20 pts.)
OBJECTIVES: Project objectives are clear and are based on the needs of the target population. (15 pts.)
PRACTICALITY: Project’s activities or results are related to programs within the educational institution or the community. (15 pts.)
DISSEMINATION: The extent to which the project can be disseminated to other MRA Members. (10 pts.)
Non-profit groups, schools and homeschools (represented by an MRA member) are eligible to apply.
Grant recipients must wait one year before reapplying.
Grant recipients must fulfill the following responsibilities: * complete an evaluation form; * recognize MRA on all materials and books supported by grant (a rubber stamp will be supplied for stamping books); * submit an article to MRA Newsletter; Highlights about the grant project
Note: we no longer require that applicants receive matching grants.