WESTERLY — Westerly Community Credit Union’s WCCU Teacher Grant Program will award $7,500 in grants, in values up to $500, for the upcoming 2019/20 school year. The grants are available to teachers, administrators, or staff members from the Westerly, Stonington, Chariho, Exeter-West Greenwich, Narragansett, and South Kingstown school districts.

The annual grant program supports creative and experiential educational projects or programs. WCCU said that special consideration will be given to innovative projects that strengthen the relationship between the schools and the community, as well as to projects that support student excellence. All applications will be judged on educational focus, promotion of skills/excellence, creativity/innovation, community connection, and goal clarity/attainability.

Grant applications are available at westerlyccu.com and must be submitted no later than Oct. 31. Grants will be awarded by Nov. 30 and monies distributed by year-end. For more information, contact Kim Gates at 401-596-7000, ext., 2124 or kgates@westerlyccu.com.

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