2019 AASA/Sourcewell Mini-Grant Recipients

Since 2012, AASA and Sourcewell (formerly NJPA) have joined forces to bring the Helping Kids Mini Grant Program to AASA and Sourcewell members. The grants are awarded to school districts throughout the country and can be used for immediate needs that directly impact students and families. This year's grantees' requests have been used for everything from boots, coats and non-perishable sundries to dental care and even temporary housing stipends. 

The majority of this year's grants went to help school districts recovering from the 2018 hurricanes and California wildfires.  

 School districts receiving funds through the Mini Grant program are: 

Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District, Newman, CA

Superintendent: Randy Fillpot

 "NCLUSD is thankful to be a recipient of the AASA-Sourcewell Mini-grant. These funds will allow the Weekend Wellness Program to continue providing our neediest students and their families with food and hygiene kits throughout the school year." 

Franklin County School, Eastpoint, FL

Superintendent: Traci Moses

Baker County K12 School, Newton, GA

Superintendent: Roy G. Brooks 

Calhoun County School District, Morgan, GA

Superintendent: Shereca R. Harvey

 "The Calhoun County School System (GA) was able to use the $2000 AASA/Sourcewell mini grant to purchase 79 coats for students in grades PK - 12. The school system partnered with Old Navy of Albany, GA. The local school board, parents, teachers, leaders, and students were grateful for the coats."  

Miller County Schools, Colquitt, GA

Superintendent: James Phillips

Terrell County Schools, Dawson, GA

Superintendent: Robert D. Aaron

Thomas County School District, Thomasville, GA
Superintendent: Lisa Williams
East Peoria CHSD 309, East Peoria, IL 
Superintendent: Marjorie Greuter
 "The Sourcewell Grant has given our low-income students the opportunity to have healthy snacks throughout the day and they now last the entire week!  In addition, we have students who have been able to have dental appointments and get glasses that were not able to be supported in the past." 

Indian Prairie School District 204, Aurora, IL
Superintendent: Karen Sullivan
Intermediate District 287, Plymouth, MN

Superintendent: Sandra Lewandowsi

 "Very grateful to now have a jacket for winter as I didn't have one!"  — A student in the district.

Rockwood School District, Eureka, MO

Superintendent: Eric D. Knost

Guilford County Schools, Greensboro, NC

Superintendent: Sharon Contreras

Pender County Schools, Burgaw, NC

Superintendent: Steven Hill

Nashua School District, Nashua, NH

Superintendent: Jahmal Mosley

Gouverneur Central School District, Gouverneur, NY 

Superintendent: Lauren French

 "We appreciate this opportunity to support the needs of our scholars, especially when the needs are invisible to others." 

Crooksville Exempted Village School District, Crooksville, OH

Superintendent: Matthew L. Sheridan

Bristol Township School District, Levittown, PA

Superintendent: Melanie Gehrens

 "Thanks to the AASA/Sourcewell grant, one of our students will receive orthopedic shoes to fit over braces. Several of our students will be able to go to the doctor. Additional students will receive eye exams and much needed prescription eyeglasses. This grant will have a positive impact on health outcomes for our financially struggling families. " 

Bucks County Intermediate Unit #22, Doylestown, PA

Superintendent: Mark Hoffman

Centennial School District, Warminster, PA

Superintendent: David E. Baugh

Galena Park Independent School District, Houston, TX

Superintendent: Angi M. Williams

Vancouver Public Schools, Vancouver, WA

Superintendent: Steven T. Webb

Cadott Community Schools, Cadott, WI

Superintendent: Jenny Starck

"Thank you so much for this opportunity. We have started using the funds to stock our Community Closet with many items. We have families that are very excited for this opportunity and resource so close to home. Thank you again for this wonderful opportunity!"   — Jessica Hager, school nurse, Cadott

AASA is donating the remaining $12,000 to help Butte County and more specifically Paradise Unified School, CA, district through the North Valley Community Foundation. https://www.nvcf.org/. The funding will go to the Butte County Schools Fire Relief Fund — The Butte County Office of Education created the Schools Fire Relief Fund to provide a one-stop location where individuals or organizations could provide support directly to schools in Butte County.

If you have any questions, please contact Tara Gao at tgao@aasa.org or call 703-875-0740.