Educators from across Faulkner County and nearby counties have been invited by the Conway Regional Women’s Council to apply for school grants for the next school year.

The council is offering the grants as way for educators to impact the lives of their students through innovative programs designed to promote good nutrition, personal wellness and physical activity.

Thirty-two grants have been awarded since the program started in 2015, according to a news release from the Conway Regional Health System.

In 2017, 11 grants, $6,800 total, were awarded to school teachers to support the child wellness and fitness initiatives.

“I am very proud to see the impact the Conway Regional Women’s Council is making on the health of our children through our Teacher’s Grant program,” Dot Welch, associate director of the Conway Regional Health Foundation, said. “The leadership and dedication shown by this group of women is awesome. They truly care about our community.”

According to the release, a typical grant provides $500 in financial support but larger amounts have been awarded; the grants stem from the council’s emphasis in 2015 on childhood obesity awareness and prevention.

Grant proposals must be written and submitted by at least one educator participating in the program to be funded.

The deadline for applications is Thursday, May 31.

For an application, visit conwayregional.org/WomensCouncil and for more information, call 501.513.5771.