Lackawanna Heritage Valley announces availability of grants for teachers

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SCRANTON — Officials at Lackawanna Heritage Valley National and State Heritage Area (LHV) in Scranton announced the opening of the Educational Mini-Grants award round for the 2018-2019 academic year. Grantees can receive as much as $1,000; past recipients were awarded as much as $500.

Kindergarten through 12th-grade teachers are invited to apply to the 2018-2019 Educational Mini-Grant Program by noon Monday, Oct. 15. LHV will award grants to educators in Lackawanna County to produce heritage, art and/or environmental projects. Grantees will be notified of their award in late October, and will be invited to an awards ceremony in November.

The Educational Mini-Grant Program affords educators an opportunity for funding to produce classroom or community projects. Projects should 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 December 1, 2018 and June 1, 2019.

Complete program guidelines and the grant application are available online at http://www.lhva.org/education-mini-grants/. For more information, contact April Rogato, LHV Executive Assistant, at 570-963-6730, ext. 8200 or arogato@lhva.org.

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