The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on School Health (COSH) is pleased to announce the availability of mini-grants to support local partnerships between pediatricians and school nurses. The School Nurse-Pediatrician Partnership (SNAPP) Mini-Grant Program will award up $2,000 to active members of the COSH to develop a pilot program or expand an existing program that supports partnerships and fosters communication between school nurses and pediatricians in the communities where they work. Approximately three (3) mini-grants will be awarded (depending on requested funding) and projects should be completed within 12 months of receiving funds.

This Program is intended to promote creative, collaborative community-based approaches to improve the health and academic success of students and inform community stakeholders (local AAP chapter, school board, school district administration, school staff, parents, etc) of the importance of the school nurse and pediatrician collaboration. The Program is also aimed at creating an active and vibrant network of COSH members who can provide support and assistance to one another and other members of the Council.

Proposed projects must be a collaborative effort between a practicing pediatrician and school nurse. Both the pediatrician and school nurse must a have role in the project. Projects must involve a local education agency or school building in the community where the pediatrician and school nurse work. The partner school(s) may be a public, private, independent or charter school. Projects focused on one of the Council’s strategic priorities-mental health, school readiness and school attendance (absenteeism)-are strongly encouraged and will receive priority.

The call for applications for the 2014 SNAPP Mini-Grant Program is now closed. Please check back in Spring 2015.

Click here for a list and brief description of past projects.