Educators: Enter Innovative Tech Challenge

Franklin County educators can put their imagination and creativity to work in this year’s Innovative Technology Challenge grant competition. They could win part of the $10,000 grant funding to use in the classroom for grades K-12.

The Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation, an affiliate of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce, offers the grants each year to public school teachers in Franklin County thanks to Educational Improvement Tax Credits through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. The grants are available as a result of contributions from area businesses, including Orrstown Bank and Truist (formerly BB&T).

“We saw some fantastic projects come to life last year through this program,” said Virginia Harriger, executive director of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation. “Thanks to the generosity of local businesses and the leadership of our educators, students are interacting with technology in ways that expand their skills and serve the community. We are proud to help facilitate that again in 2022.”

Applicants will be evaluated based on three key criteria: innovation, value added to curriculum and advanced academics. Applications are available online at Chambersburg.org/ChamberFoundation and due by April 11.

The Chamber Foundation has awarded more than $428,000 in Innovative Technology Grants to local teachers since 1999. Its mission is supporting the greater Franklin County business community by promoting leadership, citizenship and workforce development. For more information about the grants or the Foundation, visit Chambersburg.org/Foundation or contact Harriger at 717-264-7101 ext. 205 or gharriger@chambersburg.org.

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