Troop 5881 of Springfield/Lorton held a food drive to benefit the food bank at Lorton Community Action Center. For Girls

Program Grants

GSCNC Program Grants

Here at GSCNC, we believe that no girl should be held back in Girl Scouting because of her financial situation. Need-based Program Grants help individuals participate in approved Girl Scout activities and trips. Troop Loans help groups participate in activities when funds are not yet available at the time payment (ex: waiting for cookie money to come in.)

Please Remember:
    • When submitting a Program Grants Request to include the itinerary and cost breakdown of the event
    • Program Grants Panel does not issue reimbursements for any activities
    • Incomplete requests will result in a delay in processing.
    • Program Grant Requests must be received by the 2nd Monday of the Month to be considered at the panel meeting.

The Program Grants Panel meets on the third Monday of each month at the GSCNC DC Office.

FAQs for Program Grants

Who is eligible?

Any GSCNC-registered girl or adult with financial need.

What expenses are covered?

Program Grants can cover program fees and transportation costs for a Girl Scout program.  

When must I turn in my Program Grant Request?

Program Grant requests must be received by the panel by the 2nd Monday of the month to be considered for that month.

Who decides?

The Program Grants Panel, which is made up of volunteers from around the council, meets on a monthly basis to review applications.  If you are interested in serving on the Program Grants Panel please contact for a Program Grants Panel application.

How is it decided?

The Panel looks at your financial need, your planning and budgeting, and your money-earning activities.

What about Girl Scout travel/Destinations?

Members of the Panel understand the value of expanding your horizons through educational travel. The Panel is very interested in helping girls that have planned ahead for their participation in a Girl Scout destination.  Many times girls are in need of additional assistance to participate in Girl Scout Travel/Destinations and Program Grants is there to help.

Do you have any handouts that explain more about Program Grants?

Yes!  You can find it here.  Short_and_Snappy_Program_Grants.pdf

Answers to Short and Snappy Training.  short_and_snappy_answers.pdf

How do I apply?

Fill out Form B252, the Request for Program Grant or Troop Loan. The Panel meets the third Monday of each month and the deadline is the second Monday. Please submit requests at least 6 weeks before a payment is due.  

B252 for Younger Girls-

B252 for Older Girls- 

B252 Loan Request Form-

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