WHAT WE OFFER At the Oconee Chamber of Commerce, we are fortunate to be able to sponsor many programs designed to recognize and reward educators, students, and schools in Oconee County. Throughout the year, we sponsor the following:
STAR Student Breakfast
Teacher Mini Grants
WHAT IS A MINI GRANT? We have developed a program offering mini grants to Oconee County teachers and support staff who wish to implement creative and innovative educational projects within their classrooms, but are unable to secure funding through traditional sources. That's where we step in.
Mini-grant monies must be used to purchase materials, supplies, equipment, etc. necessary for the successful completion of a project. For example, a mini grant could be used to purchase science equipment for a special science experiment, to purchase software packages for computer applications in any number of curriculum areas, or to fund parent study skill programs designed to improve the quality of parental involvement in their child’s homework.
Specialized educational trips will be considered only if they are an integral part of the proposed project. Mini grant funds must be used for resources specific to the approved project and may not be used as personal compensation.
2020 Mini Grants are Currently Being Judged. Check back Soon for More Information.
2019-20 Teacher Mini-Grant winners announced
*Teachers listed in no particular order
Name(s) 1. Cindy Murphy & LeAnne Hale (OCES) 2. Lynsey Thomas (CFES) 3. Amy Nix (CFES) 4. Paulette Moon (OCPS) 5. Heather Peisel (DCES) 6. Danya Fairman (WCA) 7. Melanie Hennings & New Upper-Level Spanish Teacher (NOHS) 8. Candace Scoggins (OCMS) 9. Cindy Rose (MBES) 10. Erin Bowen (HSES) 11. Anna Tift (DCES) 12. Geoff Lewis (OCHS) 13. Kristen Baldwin (CFES)