Innovation Grants through YCAL are being accepted

Alyssa Pressler
  • The York County Alliance for Learning has begun accepting applications for Innovation Grants.
  • The Innovation Grants are awarded to partnering schools for educators.

The York County Alliance for Learning is accepting applications for its 2017 Innovation Grants, according to a news release from the organization.

YCAL is a nonprofit organization that works with businesses and schools and provides career education, academic experiences and work-based learning throughout York County. The Innovation Grants are $1,000 each and are available for educators.

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The goal is to fund projects that support YCAL's mission to "engage students in career exploration and development," according to the news release. Teachers from partnering schools in York County are able to apply for the grants.

“Last year we received some great applications, and we awarded just under $10,000 to nine different schools,” Kevin Appnel, executive director at YCAL, said in the release.  “One school building in particular, Manheim Elementary in South Western School District, was awarded three individual grants for various projects. It’s great to be able to help fund an innovative project that wasn’t able to find full funding within the regular school budget.”

The deadline to submit an application for an Innovation Grant is Friday, Jan. 27. Recipients will be honored at YCAL's Seventh Annual Career Educaiton and Work Standards Symposium on Thursday, Feb. 16. The symposium will be held at York County School of Technology.

To apply for a 2017 Innovation Grant, educators should visit YCAL's website.

Below is a list of participating schools and school districts:

  • Cedar Cliff High School
  • Dallastown Area School District
  • Eastern York School District
  • Hanover Public School District
  • Northeastern School District
  • Red Land High School
  • Red Lion Area School District
  • South Eastern School District
  • South Western School District
  • Southern York County School District
  • Spring Grove School District
  • West York Area School District
  • York County School of Technology 
  • York Suburban School District