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Community Foundation Announces Deadline for Education Awards Grant Program

Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore recently announces the 2013 deadline
for the Education Awards Grant Program. Public and private schools on
Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore must submit proposals no later than Friday, Aug.
23 at 4 p.m.
In 2012, the Community Foundation awarded $45,000 for
programs benefiting local students. Grants supported a range of programs
including the arts, technology, literacy, leadership development, environmental
education, and peer mentoring program.

Individual grant amounts
will likely range from $500-$5,000 and will support public and private schools
in the counties of Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester. Grants will be awarded to
those schools that demonstrate creativity and innovation through programs
designed to enhance the educational experience for students.

  The Community Foundation also recognizes the most innovative
proposal each year with the prestigious Mary Gay Calcott Award. In 2012, the
Community Foundation recognized the Wicomico County TAD Program with the eighth
annual Mary Gay Calcott Award of Excellence. 

       Grants will be
awarded during American Education Week in November.  Copies of grant guidelines and application forms are
available at or by
calling 410-742-9911.
Since 1984, the Community
Foundation of the Eastern Shore has been serving the needs of Wicomico,
Worcester and Somerset counties granting more than $30 million over the past 10
years. Through the generosity and vision of our donors, CFES awarded grants
totaling more than $5.4 million in fiscal year 2013. CFES brings together
donors and builds on community assets through scholarship grants, advocacy, and
leadership development.  By
focusing on people, organizations, neighborhoods, and nonprofit capacity
building, the Foundation addresses community needs in the areas of health,
education, arts and culture, community development, and the environment.