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Mini Grants

23 June 2020

In May 2020, the International Planetarium Society (IPS) awarded mini grants of $500 to 14 planetariums around the world. This was done in response to the negative impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had on the planetarium community. Inspired by this act and continuing need during the pandemic, the Pacific Planetarium Association (PPA) has created a similar program.

The PPA is now accepting applications for its $500 mini grants to planetariums. In this inaugural year, up to three grants will be awarded. The PPA plans to continue the program in future years, likely with a single award. The application deadline for this year is July 24, 2020. Awards will be determined by the PPA Mini Grants Committee, based on a number of factors. Above all, the planetarium must show a need for the grant and communicate a specific use for the funds. Awardees will be invited to give to PPA a brief report about their use of the grant.

The PPA is the community of planetariums in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. Any planetarium can apply for a mini grant, but priority will be given to PPA members.

Awardees will be notified on July 29, 2020, in time for the PPA Business Meeting scheduled for that day, and will be posted on the PPA website. The brief online application can be accessed here.

Application Form - https://tinyurl.com/PPA-MiniGrant2020