Cape Educational Fund a nonprofit organization that promotes quality education in Cape May County schools has launched its new website capeeducationalfund.com.
The website provides information about the fund and teachers can apply online and submit their applications electronically.
\"We hope this new website that facilitates the application process will encourage more teachers to apply for grants\" Karen Buesing executive director of the fund said.
\"We also hope that individuals and local businesses will visit the site to see what we have accomplished and contribute to the fund so we can continue to award grants to deserving teachers who develop programs that enrich instruction for their students\" she added.
Since 1982 the Fund has awarded 287 grants to teachers in Cape May County totaling over $135000 donated by local businesses organizations and individuals. These grants typically in the $500 range have helped teachers from kindergarten to high school meet student needs and increase motivation to learn.
Teachers can apply for funding for an innovative project or for the improvement of an established or traditional practice although the fund is especially interested in projects that inject a creative and interesting approach to meeting a perceived need.
Priority is given to projects that stimulate students to learn assist underachieving students to reach their potential help talented students develop their skills in the arts the sciences and the humanities improve basic learning skills equip students with essential skills to obtain satisfying jobs and careers and involve the community in the improvement of education