Teachers, here's a great way to fund a classroom project

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 up to $350.00 for classroom projects or enrichment programs. Applications for technology-based projects can be funded by the Whitesburg Electronics Fund housed under the Education Fund.

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

Applications are available at the bottom of the page. One application per project, please. For assistance, contact Jeanne Lawson at the North Carolina Community Foundation at 919-256-6914. The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, February 15, 2013.  Teachers will be notified by February 28.

The Franklin County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF).  Its purpose is to serve Franklin County as an advocate in helping individuals, families and organizations develop endowment funds that enrich the quality of lives and to serve as a catalyst for change in the community through an annual grants process.

For further information, contact NCCF Northern Piedmont Regional Associate Jeanne Lawson at 919-256-6914.

Click here for the application.