The Choice Atlanta Microgrant Program launched in the summer of 2012. Its mission is to build upon community efforts that improve the physical, social, and economic outcomes of the University Choice Neighborhood (UCN) area and those living within its boundaries. Consistent with the aims of the Neighborhood Transformation Plan (NTP) and the Choice Neighborhood Implementation Grant (CNIG), each microgrant can be used to support organizational capacity building, crisis management, urban farming/community gardens, healthy living, early childhood development, financial empowerment/higher education, arts, and small business development. Businesses, non-profit organizations, and civic groups are eligible to apply.
55 Microgrants & $192,061 Awarded
Congratulations to our 2021 Microgrant awardees listed below.
|UCN IMPACTED NEIGHBORHOOD
|Atlanta Cares Mentoring, Inc.
|Program objectives are to expose and teach 15 elementary age students concepts regarding financial resources and money management skills, as well as providing e-coaching in reading and math. Ten (10) students from Clark Atlanta University, Spelman College and Morehouse College will be trained as financial literacy peer mentors and will serve as tutors for students and their parents.
|Atlanta Small Business Training Consortium, Inc.
|Work with 20 youth from families at the federal poverty line to promote self-sufficiency in literacy, independence and economics. This program is designed to educate participants about the history of barber’s in the advancement of African American’s in Atlanta, teach business and financial literacy, mechanics of barber tools, hair cutting techniques and offer mentorship.