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Every year the PTO makes $20,000 worth of Mini-Grant funds available to teachers. For the 2023-24 school year, we are offering up to $30,000 in Mini-Grants! These Mini-Grants have been used to enrich our students' education and bring them to the next level of learning. 


Here are just some of the many Mini-Grants that have been approved in recent years:

  • Sensory hallway at CRPS

  • Music program: NJ Symphony Orchestra

  • Anti-Bullying programs - Be a Super Hero, and Lead-U Assembly

  • Author visits - David Adler, Annie Silvestro, and Kate Klise

  • Local Field Trips - Battle of Monmouth, Lenni Lenape, Algonquin Theatre, and Huber Woods

  • After-school clubs - Mural club, Sushi club garden, Chess club - chess sets

  • Science - Pop Quiz Assembly, Chick Hatching, Drones, Goggle Sanitizing Cabinet

  • Flexible seating for classrooms and CRPS Library

  • Shakespeare Live

  • iPods for Digital Photography

  • Expansion of the robotics program

  • Cubelets coding and robotics tools

  • District-wide Air Purifiers and Filters, Wait Until 8th Presentation

  • Mentoring with AT&T Aspire Program to encourage STEM learning in female students

  • CDMS After the Bell Program

  • Communication Boards for CRES and CRPS Playgrounds

View the 2023-2024 approved Mini-Grants here and click through our Mini-Grant slideshow below to see Mini-grants in action!  


2023-24 Mini-Grant Application Guidelines


  • All active PTO teacher/staff members are eligible to submit a Mini-grant request. If you are not a member yet, please click here to register.

  • Click here to access the Mini-Grant application, also available under the FORMS section of our website.

  • Mini-Grant applications are evaluated and approved by the PTO Mini-Grant committee in partnership with the Colts Neck administration and principals.

  • Mini-Grant applications are due by October 2nd, 2023.

  • After October 2, 2023, the Mini-Grant committee will review applications. If additional Mini-Grant funds are still available for the 2023/24 school year, the committee will reopen the application process in January 2024. 

  • Contact Samantha Amato at with questions.


Simply being a member helps to make these programs a reality. Thank you to all of the dedicated teachers and staff who have taken the time to implement these programs for our children! We appreciate all that you do!

Minigrants Projects

CDMS Girls STEM trips to the American Museum of Natural History and to Verizon Headquarters

-application submitted by Mr. Coe

Jam Junk Band 4th & 5th Grade music assembly
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