MDTA Announcing Program Grants for 2011-12 Season

The MDTA is excited to announce the return of it’s program grants for the 2011-2012 school year.  The MDTA will be offering at least 5 grants with each grant being a minimum of $1000.00.  The final number of grants and total amounts will be determined based upon the total number of applications received.
All Minnesota High Schools are eligible to apply for the grants.  Schools receiving the grants may use the funds to support any costs reasonably associated with the operations of the debate team.  Examples of such costs are: entry fees, supplies, coaching stipends and transportation.  Schools awarded the grants will be expected to participate in at least 5 tournaments during the 2011-12 season, register with the MSHSL and attend a corresponding state tournament/festival.  Exact details of the grant requirements can be found in the attached registration form.
Any school is encouraged to apply for the program grants.  All applications are due by June 1st, 2011.  The MDTA is committed to enhancing and expanding debate throughout the state.  MDTA Members are encouraged to reach out and encourage both new and existing programs in need to apply.

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