USA Girl Scouts Overseas is excited to announce a microgrant opportunity to Overseas Committee Management Teams and/or small communities to bring the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to more girl and adult members.
The recruitment microgrants will help communities recruit more girl and adult members, while continuing to provide innovative, high-quality Girl Scout experiences. Successful applications will incorporate key drivers in Girl Scouting – STEM, outdoor, life skills, entrepreneurship – and result in a growth in membership for a community.
Most grants will be awarded in the range of $50 - $500. However, USAGSO will take many issues into consideration, including scale of event and new member potential, and is willing to entertain grant applications outside of this range. Grant money will be paid out in two segments: the first payment will be issued two weeks after the application is approved. The second payment will be issued two weeks after the final report and receipts are received. If the total amount requested is not spent on the event, USAGSO will only reimburse up to the final cost of the event. Grants will be paid via PayPal to a registered member of the OCMT.
- Grant application available: April 1
- Application open on a rolling submission basis from April 1 – June 1. Grants will be awarded on a first come, first served basis to suitable applicants.
- Final date to submit grant application: June 1
- Recruitment events may take place from April 15 – July 15
- Deadline to submit final paperwork: August 1
- Please register new members in the Extended Year campaign
- Any community receiving a microgrant will be expected to comply with the following items:
- Submit photos of the recruitment event
- Submit a short video (phone-quality is acceptable) to be used in a USAGSO video on how to hold recruitment events
- Submit all applicable receipts upon completion of the event
- Submit a final report and evaluation upon completion of the event (to be emailed out upon approval of your grant application)
- Report the names of new girls and adults registered due to the event
- Register the number of new girl and adult members listed on the application; if the event does not lead to the registration of new members, you will be expected to provide an explanation.
- (If community does not have an OCMT in place) Recruit and register an Overseas Committee Chair and Registrar. OCC and Registrar must complete Overseas Committee Commitment Form for upcoming membership year by the time the final report is submitted