National Writing Project

Urban Sites Network Grant

2011-2012 USN Minigrants

The Urban Sites Network (USN) offers minigrant funds to NWP sites on an annual basis. Every fall, USN minigrants are offered as part of the special-focus networks minigrant program in conjunction with the NWP Continued Funding Application. Funding criteria and awards are determined through a peer-review process; grants are awarded in the spring of each year. This year, grants of $5,000 will be awarded.

Budget Information

The site director is required to enter the requested minigrant budget into the online budget system in order to complete the minigrant proposal. You may use the Minigrant Budget Template (see below) to prepare the budget request, which the site director can then enter into the system.


Proposals are no longer being accepted. To view the original proposal information, click here.



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