Lackawanna Heritage Valley invites educators to apply for mini grants, deadline is Oct. 30

For Abington Journal | October 10th, 2015 3:52 pm

SCRANTON — Teachers of kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to apply for the 2015-2016 Educational Mini-Grant Program, sponsored by Lackawanna Heritage Valley National and State Heritage Area (LHV).

The program will award up to 10 grants of $500 each to educators in Northeastern Pennsylvania to produce heritage, art and/or environmental projects. Those eligible to participate in the program include classroom teachers in the Northeastern Educational Intermediate Unit 19 service area as well as educators at cultural, historic, and environmental organizations and sites.

Now in its ninth year, the Educational Mini-Grant Program affords educators a unique opportunity for funding to produce classroom or community projects. The projects should either promote students’ understanding and appreciation of the Lackawanna Valley’s rich heritage and how it contributed to the nation’s development, or expand the students’ understanding of their role as caretakers of the environment, particularly in the Lackawanna River watershed.

The projects must take place between Dec. 1, 2015 and June 1, 2016.

Complete program guidelines and the grant application are available on the Lackawanna Heritage Valley’s website at The deadline for submission is by noon Friday, Oct. 30. For more information, call 570-963-6730, extension 8200 or email

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