Providing funding annually in seed grants for unique projects or special services designed to have a significant impact on the educational process anywhere within Chariho Regional School District.
As of Spring 2008, Community 2000 has offered two kinds of Educational Project Grants:
Chariho Community Innovative Project (CCIP) Grants are small, seed grants ($500-$1500) offered to teachers, support personnel, parents, students or community groups who have an innovative educational idea or special service that they desire to test or utilize in any portion of the Chariho Regional School System. CCIP grants have been offered since 2003, and since that time, 10-15 projects annually have been funded in a competitive grant process ($5,000 in Spring and Fall rounds). Every school in the District has received at least one CCIP grant.
Chariho Community Strategic Project (CCSP) Grants are new as of 2008. CCSP grants will be smaller in number (one or two per year with a dollar value of up to $5,000) and will have a dual focus in providing: (1) support for projects that have the potential to impact academic performance in the District, and (2) "in kind support" for outside grants that the School District is seeking for very special projects.