Are you looking for ways to support teachers and students of Henderson County Public Schools as they return to learn in a virtual setting? The Henderson County Education Foundation (HCEF) is responding to the current climate and offering mini-grants ($500) to support innovative and remote learning. This grant program will provide an opportunity for teachers to enhance their virtual classrooms. 

The community can support the grant initiative through sponsorships and/or donations. With a goal to raise $20,000, HCEF will be able to offer at least 40 grants to Henderson County Public School teachers, grade levels, and departments. Sponsorship levels include a Super Spring Sponsor ($3,000) that provides at least six mini-grants for teachers or a Spring Sponsor ($1,000) that provides two mini-grants. Each sponsorship will also include recognition benefits. General donations of any amount are always welcome. Visit the HCEF website for a complete list of sponsorship details and how to give – www.hcefnc.org/ourwork/springfund.

Henderson County Public School individual teachers, grade levels, teaching teams, and departments can apply for grants up to $500. Innovative remote learning includes technology (hardware and software applications), e-books, educational licenses or subscriptions, and manipulatives/kits for students. The grants application is due by 11:59 PM August 19, 2020, and all recipients will be notified by August 31, 2020.

For questions about sponsorship or the mini-grants, contact Executive Director, Summer Stipe, at summer@hcefnc.org.