No Child Left Inside grant application

Phase 3 mini grant applications are closed.

Phase 3 mini grant cycle

Deadlines & dates

Oct. 25, 2021
No Child Left Inside 2021 phase 3 mini grants announced to the public. Grant application materials available.
Dec. 2, 2021 9 a.m. CST
Phase 3 mini grant application period starts. Eligible projects are reviewed and awarded on a geographically-balanced, statewide, first-come, first-served basis as received in the Outreach Grants email account. Application period closes once all the money is awarded. All applicants will receive notification if successful or not.
Winter 2021-2022
Awardees complete necessary forms, sign and return grant agreements. Project work cannot begin until awardee receives an executed agreement from DNR (sample). Applicants should not plan to start any reimbursable project work prior to Feb. 1, 2022.
June 30, 2023
All reimbursable grant project work must be completed.
July 30, 2023
Deadline to submit all expense reimbursements and final project reports.
Phase 3 mini grant applications are closed.

How to apply

Beginning at 9 a.m. CST on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, submit a completed two-page phase 3 mini grant application. Please read the complete request for proposals before submitting an application.

  • Complete the application electronically using Adobe Acrobat Pro or the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. Other PDF tools may not competely or accurately save the information you provide on the grant application.
  • Download the grant application, save it to your computer and open it in Acrobat Pro or Acrobat Reader to electronically complete the application.
  • Incomplete applications and those received prior to 9 a.m. CST on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021 will not be considered.
  • Do not submit any additional information beyond what is requested in the application.

DNR staff will follow up with you once your application is reviewed. If you are awarded a grant, you will be notified regarding next steps in the process.

A match is required for the phase 3 mini grant program but there is no minimum required and can include a match of dollars or in-kind labor, materials, and services. Examples of match could include teacher time, parent volunteer hours, program costs not covered by the grant, time spent on reports and other administrative tasks associated with the grant project.


If you have a question about these grants, the application itself or any of the application materials, please send an email to [email protected] with the subject line "Grant Questions" or call call 888-646-6367.

The DNR extends its thanks to the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection for the use of "No Child Left Inside."