Eighty-three Oregon educators will be able to fill in gaps left by school budget shortfalls thanks to SELCO Community Credit Union.
The $902 million SELCO in Eugene, Ore., recently awarded more than $20,000 in grants. Each educator received a grant up to $250.
Started in 1993 as a response to school budget cuts, SELCO's Mini-Grant program supports the credit union’s historic roots as a credit union for teacher, according to the credit union. SELCO said each year it welcomes educators to apply for classroom project funding that might not otherwise be available.
Educators from the 21 counties SELCO serves were eligible to apply for mini-grants. Applications are normally available each year in late August and due in early October.