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KSA Mini-Grant Guildelines

Any KSA member may apply for matching fund mini-grants up to $500 for projects that support the KSA Mission and one or more KSA Goals. Note: A KSA Member who is under 18 should apply with help from a parent or guardian who will sign the application form and the grant agreement form if the funding is awarded. To apply members will need a project partner and a source of matching funds. 


The KSA mini-grant program provides matching funds of up to $500. Support from your funding source must be at least 1/2 cash. The additional 1/2 may be in-kind services from you, your partner, or others involved in your project. To assess the value of volunteer hours as an in-kind service, use $10 per hour. For example: to request $500 in matching funds from KSA, your funding source could provide $500 cash, or your funding source could provide $250 cash and you would also identify $250 in in-kind services. Note:  While ticket sales, registration fees, and merchandise sales are all sources of income, they may NOT be used as funding sources for your KSA grant request. Basically, we are asking your funding partner to promise to provide you with money for your project even if ticket sales, registrations, etc. do not cover your entire budget.


·        No grant applicant may be involved in the Grant Review process.

·        Previous recipients who have failed to submit a final report may not apply.


In addition to needing a project partner and a source of matching funds:

·        Project publicity must credit KSA by including the following statement: “Funded in part by the Kentucky Storytelling Association www.kystory.org

·        If project publicity includes logos from partners or other supporting entities, the KSA logo must also be used. Contact grants@kystory.org for guidelines and approved KSA logo image.

·        Projects must be completed within one year of the grant award.

·        Grant applicant must submit a written final report within 30 days of the completion of the project.


Awards Process

            KSA may award full or partial funding of the amount requested. Upon notification of the award the recipient will have the right to accept or refuse the awarded funding by the deadline specified in an award notification delivered by email (or postal if email not available). Failure to reply by the deadline will be considered a refusal of the award, and funding may be awarded elsewhere.  Upon acceptance of the award, KSA will send the member a payment of 90% of the awarded funds. Upon acceptance of a project written final report, KSA will send the final 10% of awarded funds.

            Applications will be reviewed by a KSA Grant Review Committee who will determine whether each request should be fully funded, partially funded, or not funded.


Application deadline: Applications are due by the 1st of each month and 8 weeks before your project begins.    Note: Projects must be completed within one year of award.


Click here for a copy of the KSA Mini-Grant Application. (MS Word docx format)


Click here for a copy of the KSA Mini-Grant Application. (MS txt format)


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