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Purdue Center for Economic Education


Purdue Center for Economic Education

School Year 2016-17


The Purdue Center for Economic Education (PCEE) announces the availability of Mini-Grants up to $800 each.  The mini-grants are competitive, and open to all accredited K-12 public and private schools in Northwest Indiana, including Marion County. Multiple schools from the same school corporation may apply for grants.  Up to six grants will be awarded.  A brochure describing the PCEE Economics Mini-Grant Program is available for download by clicking here.


  • Completed grant applications must be submitted via email by Wednesday, October 12, 2016.
  • The applications must be signed.
  • Grant recipients will be announced by November 1, 2016.
  • Target date for schools to receive funding is November 22, 2016.
  • Funds must be spent during the 2016-2017 academic school year. The scheduled time frame of the awarded project is flexible; however, all grant monies must be expended by June 30, 2017.
  • A two-page final report describing the funded project and a detail of grant expenditures is to be submitted to the PCEE by July 30, 2017. Any unused funds over $1.00 (one dollar) must be returned to Purdue University.

    Allowable expenditures must be consistent with the applicant’s objectives as described in the proposal.  These expenditures may include:

    • In-service training
    • Curriculum Materials
    • Community resources
    • Substitute Teacher Pay
    • Software
    • Mileage
    • Postage
    • Stipends

    Consumer economic proposals and proposals that support financial literacy are eligible for funding. Ineligible expenditures include salaries or computer hardware. Preference will be given to proposals that allow for a combination of expenditures.

    Proposal budgets may include travel expenses (at the current state mileage rate) substitute pay (up to $80 per day), and other costs for one individual to attend a required, half-day Idea Exchange Meeting to be held in West Lafayette, Indiana, during May 2017. The person from each project who has been the most involved in the implementation should plan to attend the May meeting.


    Proposals will be reviewed by the staff of the Purdue Center for Economic Education and the Indiana Council for Economic Education.

    The proposal reviews will be based on the following criteria:

    CriteriaPossible Points
    Goals and objectives 10
    Activities which support the goals & objectives 30
    Economic/personal finance/entrepreneurship content and standards covered * 15
    Evaluation 10
    Number of students and teachers involved 10
    Effective use of grant funds 15
    Creativity 10
    Total possible points awarded 100

    *State standards can be found here.

Download, fill out and print the application. Then obtain signatures, scan, and email the completed and signed application to Jennifer Redden at by Wednesday, October 12, 2016. If you need assistance, please contact Jennifer via email or by calling 765-494-7336.