The Franklin County Community Foundation has announced the availability of small grants to teachers in Franklin County from its Education Fund. The mini-grants program was established to encourage creativity in effective teaching throughout the Franklin County School System.

All public school teachers and support personnel in grades pre-K through 12 are eligible to apply for grants between $100 and $350 for classroom projects or enrichment programs.

“This is an excellent opportunity for our teachers to get funding for their second-semester classroom projects,” said Dr. Diane Fleming, chair of the Education Grants Committee for the Franklin County Community Foundation Board of Directors. “In this economy, we are happy to provide financial support through this endowment fund,” she said.

Applications can be accessed at each school in Franklin County through the principal or curriculum resource teacher, or by clicking here. For assistance, contact Katie Crumpler at the North Carolina Community Foundation at 919-256-6914 or The deadline for submitting an application is Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. Teachers will be notified by the end of February.

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