Junior League of Chattanooga's 2012 Mini-Grants for Teachers Program is designed to provide funding for creative and inspirational teaching projects led by educators in the Hamilton County public school system. Thanks to corporate sponsor, Hamico Inc, JLC will be awarding $25,000 in grants to local educators this year.
JLC remains committed to supporting Hamilton County’s education system by funding "exciting, challenging and rewarding learning experiences for its students."
This program is open to any elementary, middle or high school level teacher, or team of teachers, in the Hamilton County public school system. Grants will be awarded to educators who are inspiring young minds through creative and unique classroom projects.
This year, three grants in the amount of $1,500 each will be awarded to applicants for projects that address issues related to the new JLC initiative of food deserts. A food desert is defined as any rural or suburban area where there is low access to healthy, affordable food. Such projects could include activities that are focusing on using sustainable gardening, education on food nutrition, and making nutritious food more accessible to these communities.
In addition to these three larger grants, JLC will continue to award grants for up to $750 for other projects as done in years past.
Applications are available online at Junior League of Chattanooga’s website at www.jlchatt.org through Friday. Questions may be submitted via e-mail to JLCMiniGrants@gmail.com.