Cal Coast extends deadline to apply for Educator Grants

August 11, 2020 | San Diego Community College District

The Cal Coast Cares Foundation is extending the application deadline for teacher grants to August 31, to give teachers more time to prepare for the school year. 

The decision to extend the deadline came as the foundation received feedback from local educators about the challenges COVID-19 is placing on classroom projects, with districts still finalizing plans for the 2020-21 school year, applying new distance learning and hybrid teaching models. In 2020, The Cal Coast Cares Foundation will award $40,000 with grants ranging from $500 - $2,000.

“We want to support teachers as they move to distance and virtual learning, which presents not only a challenge, but an opportunity to explore new ways to motivate, engage and excite students,” said Todd Lane, President & CEO of California Coast Credit Union. “California Coast Credit Union was started by teachers more than 90 years ago and remains dedicated to helping local teachers provide greater education opportunities for their students.”

Cal Coast Cares Foundation Educator Grants are provided to teachers in K-12 public, private or charter schools, community and state colleges/universities in San Diego or Riverside Counties with funds to support classroom projects related to any of the STREAM fields (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, and Math).

Cal Coast Cares Foundation was established by California Coast Credit Union in 2015 as a nonprofit organization to give back to the community by providing scholarship opportunities for local students and grants for educators.

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