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Neighbors FCU’s “Project Grants for Public Schools” Accepting Grant Applications

Neighbors FCU’s Project Grants for Public Schools (PGPS) granting program offers project funding for public elementary, middle, and high schools throughout our 9-parish service region. The new application period begins Monday, August 1 and closes on Wednesday, August 31 with decisions announced in September 2022. For more grant details and to apply visit https://www.neighborsfoundation.org/grants-and-programs/project-grants-for-public-schools/. Schools interested in applying for a project grant must be a public or non-profit charter school operating in Neighbors’ 9-parish region: East Baton Rouge, Ascension, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana.

To date, PGPS has awarded $75,000 to schools throughout the region impacting over 2,500 students in the first year. Funding was granted for a diverse range of projects including new playground equipment, STEM curriculum kits, and audio visual equipment. The hope for the grants is to create a lasting impact in school communities and empower teachers and students to educate and learn. To see a video of the projects in action, visit https://www.neighborsfoundation.org/grants-and-programs/project-grants-for-public-schools/ or https://youtu.be/tLlPQi6XgGQ.

The mission of the Neighbors Capital Area Foundation is to create and support education-focused & community-driven initiatives in the greater Baton Rouge area. As we grow our initiatives, we seek to become an invaluable educational resource to underserved individuals and groups in our service community through scholarships, grants, and volunteer efforts.

Currently, the Neighbors Capitol Area Foundation primarily raises funds in three ways:  (1) NFCU’s Free Cash Back Checking account program where Neighbors donates funds each time a member swipes their debit card. (2) An Employee Payroll Donation Program, and (3) an annual sporting clays tournament, Clays for a Cause which this year is being held on Friday, October 21 at Bridgeview Gun Club in Port Allen, LA.

Since July of 2021, the Neighbors Capital Area Foundation has awarded $100,000 in grants and scholarships to schools and students in our community via the Neighbors Way Tuition Assistance Award and Project Grants for Public Schools.