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ASA Mini-Grant Terms and Conditions

General Information:

Follow all instructions as detailed on our website and inside the mini-grant online application form.  Failure to follow instructions will result in disqualification of your application from consideration.  Teachers may apply for up to $200 but may be awarded less than the requested amount due to number of applications and/or funds availability.  Awards and Rejection letters will be sent out via mail.  If you do not receive a letter by November 20, 2022, send us an email at [email protected]  to check on your application status.

***Failure to do any of the above can result in permanent disqualification from future consideration***

Award Recipients MUST:

  • Use the award money to purchase the same, or similar item as stated in the application.  If a different item must be purchased, award recipients must contact ASA for approval BEFORE funds are spent.
  • Submit receipts from purchases and pictures of completed project to ASA and complete the online Mini-Grant Wrap-Up Form within 90 days of award letter date.
  • Refund excess funds to ASA promptly.

Your Application Will Be Disqualified From Consideration If:

  • As a teacher, you do not work in Acadia, Evangeline, Lafayette, Iberia, St. Landry, St. Martin, and Vermilion Parishes.
  • You submit more than one application.
  • Your application is not complete.
  • You do not submit the correct documents.
  • Your request more than $200.
  • Your application is not received during the application period.
  • You apply for an item that is not approvable per our instructions.
  • You did not submit your receipts and complete the on-line Mini-Grant Wrap-up Form from a previous mini-grant year.  All award recipients are required to submit receipts showing the items purchased and complete the online Mini-Grant Wrap-Up Form within 90 days of award letter date.
  • In a previous year, you purchased a different item than you applied for without permission from ASA.
  • You failed to refund excess funds to ASA in previous years.
  • ASA reserves the right to deny applications for other reasons than those listed above including but not limited to funds availability, and unclear benefit of proposed funds use as stated in application.

Mini-Grant Eligibility Forgiveness:

The Autism Society Acadiana offers options for those who have been disqualified from the Mini-Grant program to become re-eligible for consideration.  These options will allow you to be eligible for consideration in the 2023 Mini-Grant Program, however, will not allow you to be eligible for consideration for the 2022 Mini-Grant Program. Please contact our Angella Hunter at [email protected],.org  for more information on how to qualify for eligibility forgiveness.

  • You can regain eligibility for future grant years by submitting the out of compliance receipts, pictures, and Mini-Grant Wrap-Up Form.  Receipts must show the items purchased, amount spent, and the date of purchase to be considered for eligibility forgiveness. The items purchased MUST match the items requested in your original application, or if different, must have been approved by ASA.
  • If you neglected to refund excess funds to ASA, you can regain your eligibility for future grant years by refunding the neglected funds along with your receipt submission.
  • If you purchased a different item than you applied for without prior approval from ASA, you ARE NOT eligible for the forgiveness program and will remain permanently disqualified from future mini-grant programs.
  • Applicants are only eligible for the forgiveness program ONCE.  Any further failure to comply with the Mini-Grant Terms and Conditions will result in permanent disqualification from consideration.