Over the past several years, the Gary D. Bixhorn Mini-Grant Program has made grants available to fund innovative instructional practices proposed by ESBOCES teaching staff. These grants allowed staff members with program improvement ideas to obtain the funding necessary to introduce those ideas.
Based upon the experience of the past several years, the program is being expanded to make funding available to all full-time staff members involved in all ESBOCES programs and services. Any staff member with an innovative idea that will result in improved services or enhanced operational efficiency that is not funded through the budget process may apply for mini-grant funding in the amount of $500 to $2,500 (total of all awards not to exceed $3,000). Grant award decisions will remain within the purview of the CSDM Committee.