Applications for mini-grants from the Junior League of Chattanooga close Sept. 1. (Image: MGNOnline)

Applications are closing this week for public school teachers who want to apply for a mini-grant from the Junior League of Chattanooga.

The grants are open to K–12 local teachers who have a project in mind that would in some way enhance the learning opportunities of the children in their classrooms.

“You can feel their passion for their students when you read the teachers’ applications,” Junior League mini-grant committee co-chair Tiffany Merritt said in a prepared statement. “They are eager to provide these kids with engaging and meaningful learning opportunities, and they’ll do whatever it takes. We are delighted to help facilitate this kind of learning.”

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Since 1988, the Junior League has awarded more than $400,000 in mini-grants to public school teachers in the area to fund their projects. For the 2016–2017 school year, the Junior League funded 34 separate projects in 29 schools with $21,799.

The deadline for applications is Sept. 1. Applications and more information are here.

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