Macon County Chronicle

More than $14,000.00 Awarded by the Macon County Education Foundation


The Macon County Education Foundation, Inc. (MCEF) awarded $14,119.00 to fund 8 projects in Macon County schools and daycares.    The awards were presented to recipients at a reception on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at the Macon County Welcome Center.   Including this year’s awards, MCEF has awarded more than $122,000.00 in Mini-Grants since the program began in 1997.

The Mini-Grant Program is a competitive grant program that uses a Request for Proposal (RFP) process. 
Teachers in preschool (head start, child care facilities), K-12 grades, vocational and technology programs, and groups supporting projects for the school system in Macon County are eligible to submit project proposals. 
The Mini-Grant Program Project Application and Guidelines may be reviewed and downloaded from the website.  The MCEF Mini-Grant Committee members are Carolyn Whitaker, Katherine Raum, Nancy White, Linda McCrary, Renee Austin (Chair), and Pete Williston.

Macon County Education Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization with a mission to enhance the growth and development of the citizens of Macon County by expanding educational opportunities.  The Foundation depends on funding received from contributions to support its programs.  The Mini-Grant Program is one of four programs of the Foundation.  Other programs include the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, Scholarships, and Tornado Relief funds for child care providers.  The Foundation also sponsors the TN Scholars Program for rising 9th grade students.

If you are interested in supporting the efforts of the Macon County Education Foundation to expand educational opportunities in Macon County, you may make contributions to:   MCEF, Post Office Box 66, Lafayette, Tennessee, 37083.

The fall 2012 mini-grant cycle funded the following projects in Macon County schools and daycares: 

Project Title /Funding Award/Applicant(s)/School/Agency
"I Can" with iPads  $1,500.00 Kara Wheet, Erica Woodard, and Jennifer Pitcock Central Elementary
First Grade Tech Savvy Classroom $1,858.00 Christy Patch and Nicole Blankenship RBS Elementary
Teach to the Core Using Apple $1,350.00 Tonia Powell Fairlane Elementary
Reading Re-Kindled $1,484.00 Kim Hale Lafayette Elementary
One Block at a Time $1,441.00 Elaine Patterson Laugh-N-Learn Toddlers
TI-Plus  $2,490.00 Angie Shoulders and Tammy Brawner Macon County High School
Math, More than Numbers $1,497.00  Pam Reid Miss Pam's Daycare
Live a Thousand Lives Through Daily 5  $2,499.00 Tammy Mea, Colleen Castellanos, and  Brandy Fleming RBS Elementary