NYS CEC Mini-Grant Request for Proposals

NYS CEC is proud to announce that mini-grants in the amount of $500 each will be awarded for the 2016-2017 academic school year. These mini-grants are open to any NYS CEC member. The general purpose of these grants is to support the activities of NYS CEC in their pursuit to improve the field of special educations. We encourage you to submit a proposal. No idea is too small!

Below are specific guidelines and the CEC priority criteria. Please submit two copies of your grant application to your regional representative (their names and contact information can be found in this journal). Contact the current Secretary, Michael Rozalski at if you have any questions.


  1. State your objectives based on CEC Priority Criteria listed below.
  2. Deadline for receipt of the proposal is March 1, 2017.
  3. A final written report must be submitted to the NYS CEC Executive Committee for possible inclusion in the Exceptional Individuals or as a presentation at the CEC Annual Fall Convention.The report should follow current APA guidelines.
  4. Only current CEC members are eligible. 

 CEC Priority Criteria:

  1. The proposal must develop and promote CEC Professional Standards. These standards are available at:
  2. Grant activities must involve students or adults with disabilities.
  3. The grant should improve the quality of instruction for students with disabilities.
  4. A budget must be included. Individuals may not receive remuneration for services. Funds, however, can be used for supplies or activities to support grant efforts.
  5. If research is conducted, an approved Institutional Review Board (IRB) application from the hosting institution must be attached. If you are unsure who you would contact to obtain IRB approval and work at a school district, contact your school building principal; if you are at a university or college, contact the Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects.