Healthcare Workforce Development Division

The Mini Grants Program

Mini Grants are designed to strengthen the educational and social foundations by providing direct and indirect program support for underrepresented and/or economically disadvantaged students to build on as they pursue careers in the health industry.  Only qualifying organizations may apply.  Individuals are not eligible to apply.

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Mini Grants funded activities focus on various categories that cover health career conferences and workshops and health career exploration. Currently, Mini Grants are offered each fiscal year, with contract activities covering 12 consecutive months.


NEW APPLICATION CYLCE: The 2015-16 Mini Grants application cycle will be open from January 22 to February 22, 2016. Organizations interested in applying for the Mini Grants program should review the Mini Grants Grant Guide which contains important information such as available funding, award categories, and eligibility. Only organizations may apply. Individuals are not eligible to apply.

Click here to access the Mini Grants Grant Guide.

All applications will be received through our web-based application system, CalREACH. All applicants must register in CalREACH and submit all application materials through this system.

Click here to access the CalREACH system.

A Mini Grants Technical Assistance Webinar for CalSEARCH was scheduled for February 2, 2016 to facilitate questions regarding the application process.

A list of Frequently Asked Questions will be posted on February 10, 2016.

CALL FOR REVIEWERS: If you are interested in serving as a member of the Evaluation and Selection Committee Review Team, please complete an application and send your resume to: by February 12, 2016. 

Click here to access the Evaluation and Selection Committee Review Team Application.

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Past Mini Grant Program Cycles

Mini Grants Program Contacts

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