Fremont Area Community Foundation will award up to $47,000 for innovative classroom projects in a special fall education mini-grant round. The application will be open from August 1 until September 29.

Similar to the annual spring mini-grant round, this special, one-time round will allow for one application per teacher and up to $750 per grant. Education mini-grants are available to Newaygo County educators teaching preschool through 12th grade and include private and public schools and state-licensed childhood learning centers and daycares.

Education mini-grants support classroom programs or projects that assist in reaching Goal 2025, the Community Foundation’s initiative to increase educational attainment in Newaygo County. All applications must meet one of the Community Foundation’s education priorities: kindergarten readiness, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math), literacy, remediation, or creating a positive college and career-oriented culture. Applications will also be scored on four essential elements that were designed by Newaygo County teachers. The elements include: real-world skill application, student-centered experiences, sustained outcomes, and inclusion of all stakeholders.

Applications are due to the Community Foundation by September 29 and must be submitted through school administration. Educators must follow their school’s internal deadlines for review and approval. Teachers who have already received a mini-grant in 2017 are not eligible to apply again in this round.

To find more information, review guidelines, or to apply, please visit facommunityfoundation.org/minigrants.