Want to bring innovative tech into the classroom? The Chambersburg Chamber wants to hear from YOU!

22 January 2024- More than $7,000 in grant funding will support innovative technology projects in classrooms across Franklin County thanks to a special program hosted by the Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation.

The Chamber Foundation, an affiliate of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce, is seeking grant applications from public school teachers in Franklin County, grades K-12, that offer creative technology projects for students. 

“Facilitating this program enables our public-school teachers’ creativity and ingenuity to shine in the classroom,” said Virginia Harriger, executive director of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation. “Past projects have given students new ways to interact with technology, and we are looking forward to reviewing the 2024 applications.”

In the last three years, educators from Waynesboro Area School District, Greencastle-Antrim School District, Shippensburg Area School District and Chambersburg Area School District have received funding. Past projects have included coding for elementary students, history exploration using audio-visual equipment, creating, digitizing and forming artwork through a sublimation project and many others.

Applicants will be evaluated based on three key criteria: innovation, value added to the curriculum and advanced academics. Applications are available online at Chambersburg.org/ChamberFoundation and due by Monday, April 15.

The funding for the Technology Innovation Challenge Grant program is made possible by the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. The grants are available as a result of contributions from local businesses including Orrstown Bank and Truist.