Mini-grant program available to area schools for disaster education

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston County area S.C. Project Impact Initiative is offering a mini-grant program to Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester County elementary and middle schools.

Grants will be given to schools that develop programs using art, music, theatre or hands-on activities to educate students about the types of hazardous events that could impact the Lowcountry, and ways to minimize losses associated with these types of events.  Funding is also available for projects that teach students about environmental awareness.

A total of $2,000 is available through the program funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  A committee will select projects to receive up to $500.

The grant application details are as follows: