Get2College Delta Mini-Grant

The Get2College Delta Mini-Grant program has reopened! The grant will prioritize technology and resource requests that support student academic success during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“In March 2020, the Get2College Delta mini-grant program was temporarily suspended to allow us to quickly assess the impact of school closures, distance learning, and shelter-in-place ordinances.  We now recognize that there is a clear need for access to technology for students, teachers, and school leaders to take part and be successful in a remote learning environment, and we are pleased to offer these supports to high schools, colleges and non-profits in the Mississippi Delta.”  ~~Ann Hendrick, Director, Get2College Program

What is the Get2College Delta Mini-Grant?

The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi has received a grant of $50,000 from the Woodward Hines Education Foundation (WHEF) to create the Get2College Delta Mini-Grant. There are many barriers to college for students who are low-income, first generation, or students of color. The Get2College Delta Mini-Grants provide schools and nonprofit organizations the opportunity to pay for special projects to help put college within reach for students in Mississippi. The Mini-Grants are available in the following 18 counties: Bolivar, Carroll, Coahoma, DeSoto, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Leflore, Panola, Quitman, Sharkey, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tate, Tunica, Warren, Washington, and Yazoo. The ultimate goal is to support local organizations that help students realize the dream of a college education.

The application can be found here.

For questions about the mini-grant program, please contact Keith Fulcher at or Shanell Watson, WHEF Program Officer, at

Award Process

  • Get2College Delta Mini-Grants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are depleted
  • One grant application per eligible organization allowed
  • Grants range from $250 to $1,250
  • All applicants will be notified of the status of their application within 30 days

Award Examples

Funding ideas include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Technology professional development for teachers, counselors and administrators. Examples include:
    • Training to host productive and efficient webinars and meetings.  Potential resource(s): The Goodman Center and Maggie Chumbley
    • Curriculum development or management software
    • Project management software for task management and virtual team collaboration.  Potential resource(s): Monday
    • Technology subscriptions for staff/faculty meetings or student instruction.  Potential resource(s): Zoom and Blue Jeans
  • Computer camera and microphone accessories to conduct virtual workshops or record instructional content from school facilities or instructor’s home.  Potential resource(s): Logitech and Microsoft are common brands that offer a variety of camera/mic options, ranging from $40-$150.  Major retailers such as Amazon, Walmart and Best Buy have models available.
  • User licensing costs for software and website subscriptions to support student learning and instruction. Potential resource(s): IXL and Canvas
  • Hotspots to improve or create wi-fi reception in school parking lots and public spaces to support social distancing.  Hotspots can be purchased with no-contract, pay-as-you-go plans that can connect up to 10 devices.  NetGear, Verizon, and Skyroam are common brands that offer a variety of options, ranging from $99-350.
  • Measuring program success with National Student Clearinghouse data
  • Virtual college tours and/or fairs
  • Online ACT prep
  • Support for MS College Countdown activities, such as application, FAFSA and signing days.  See Get2College’s toolkits for help with virtual FAFSA and signing days.