The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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September 23, 2012

BAF taking applications for two separate grants

BECKLEY — Beckley Area Foundation has two separate grant opportunities with Oct. 1 deadlines, Full STEAM Ahead and the annual Students First Mini-Grant. Eligible applicants are urged to submit the easily completed applications.

A $50,000 grant from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation is being re-granted through Full STEAM Ahead for specific arts-in-education awards of $5,000. A simple grant application is required describing a project that integrates the arts into one or more of the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and math) and thus moves STEM to STEAM.

Educators in the fields of math, science, technology and engineering, as well as those involved in performance and visual arts, are encouraged to apply. Collaborative applications will be welcomed. Creativity and innovation are expected.

Proposed projects can be designed for students of any age within the kindergarten through 12th-grade class range and may also include collaborative initiatives with area post-high school trade programs, colleges and universities.

Applicants for these grants must either be a school or an organization holding a 501-c-3 determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service. Applications will be accepted from the BAF service area including Raleigh, Webster, Wyoming, McDowell and southern Fayette counties. Oct. 1 is the deadline for submitting an application.

Contact the Beckley Area Foundation with questions: 304-253-3806 or info@bafwv.org. For inspiration and assistance developing your project contact Cicely Bosley at the WVDCH for project guidance at 304-558-0240 or cicely.j.bosley@wv.gov.

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The Students First mini-grant program provides funding for innovative, supplementary activities for Raleigh County pre-school through 12th grade classrooms. This fall marks the 15th year for this mini-grant opportunity.

Teachers interested in obtaining a grant for up to $500 must complete a simple one-page application for a classroom project scheduled for presentation before May 31, 2013.

The applicant must provide a brief summary of the grant proposal and a one-page detailed explanation of the project detailing why there is a special need for this project; how the project is creative and imaginative; a concise description of the project; and the project budget and timetable. The activity must directly involve and benefit students. A final project report will be required.

Students First applications are reviewed by a committee comprised of Raleigh County educators, BAF board members, and community representatives with award determinations made by Oct. 30.

Don’t miss out on these two excellent grant opportunities. Both STEAM and Students First applications can be found online at bafwv.org or obtained by calling 304-253-3806.

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