2006-07 Rural Education Mini-Grants

A compendium of innovative teaching-learning projects that received matching funds through the Rural Education Advisory Committee’s (REAC’s) mini-grant program, made possible by appropriations from the New York State Legislature, at the request of the Legislative Commission on Rural Resources. The booklet includes projects completed in 2006-07 as well as those being conducted during the 2007-08 school year. A total of 139 applications from small and rural schools were submitted to REAC: 52 were funded, with a maximum award of $2500 each.

The range of projects included in this booklet demonstrates how a modest investment of funds can further educational quality and opportunities for children and communities in rural areas by tapping the latent creativity and energy of teachers, students, administrators and community leaders.