Public school educators have done a wonderful job of constantly adjusting to provide high-quality instruction to all children throughout the pandemic. As churches continue to seek creative ways to support our local public school children and help to address the learning gap exacerbated by online and hybrid in-person/online learning, the NCCUMC Congregations for Children (C4C) Committee is pleased to announce a “Community Connectivity Mini-Grant” opportunity for local churches.
We are offering grants to help fund initiatives seeking to enhance weekday after-school hours programming for our communities and/or resources needed for academic success for the children in our communities. Similar to last year’s grant opportunities, we particularly encourage projects that directly address the educational needs of our low-income children who are struggling to avoid falling behind their more affluent peers. This might take the form of boosting churches’ internet access for children with limited home access; purchasing devices (Chromebooks, iPads, laptops, etc.) for use in churches’ after-school tutoring programs, providing books for children with limited means, etc. Below you will find a link to the application form. The deadline for applying is September 30, 2021, but why wait? Start planning and apply today!