Applicants sought for education grants

SIDNEY — The Sidney-Shelby County Chamber of Commerce is again inviting its member schools and other Chamber member organizations involved with the education of Shelby County youth to make application to its Foundation for an education grant.

“The Chamber Foundation is an important component of our overall mission”, said Jeff Raible with the Chamber.

“Through the generosity of Chamber members, we are able to financially support many wonderful education based programs throughout Shelby County. These are teacher driven, education enrichment initiatives that might not otherwise occur without support from our Foundation.”

Last year Chamber Foundation Trustees approved 16 grant requests submitted by Chamber member schools and other youth education organizations. In total, more than $14,100 was granted to the following: Sidney City Schools, Midwest Regional ESC, Botkins Local Schools, Shelby Hills Preschool, Upper Valley Career Center, Fort Loramie Schools, Holy Angels School, Fairlawn Schools, Hardin-Houston Schools, Sidney-Shelby County YMCA, and the Sidney Police Department. Additional funding was also provided to the Workforce Partnership of Shelby County.

To request a 2021 grant application, interested Chamber members can call the Chamber at 492-9122, e-mail [email protected], or download an application from the Chamber web site The deadline for submitting an application this year is Oct. 15, 2021.