Lackawanna Heritage Valley offers up to $500 to educators for heritage, art and environmental projects

For Abington Journal | October 11th, 2016 3:51 pm

SCRANTON — Teachers from kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to apply for the 2016-2017 Educational Mini-Grant Program, sponsored by the Lackawanna Heritage Valley National and State Heritage Area (LHV).

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

Complete program guidelines and the grant application are available online at The deadline for submission is noon, Friday, Oct. 28.

Now in its 12th 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, 2016, and June 1, 2017.
Deadline to apply for 2016-2017 Educational Mini-Grant Program is Friday, Oct. 28

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Information provided by Lackawanna Heritage Valley.