The Grand Forks Foundation for Education is awarding $11,257 this fall to help fund various enrichment projects in Grand Forks public schools.

The “mini-grants” are usually awarded for classroom-level or grade-level projects, according to Emilia Hodgson, the Foundation’s executive director.

Leaders of projects in all curriculum areas and grade levels are eligible to apply for the mini-grants, which have been funded by the Foundation since 1992, Hodgson said.

The awards and grant projects are:

Autumn Hanson and South Middle School, $99 for “Zoom in on Art/FACS Classroom Materials”; Dana Kennelly and the STEP Program, $247 for “STEP Nature Experience”; Maren Dewar and Grand Forks Central High School, $403 for “Script and Audition Preparedness and Resources”; Kiya Knable and Viking Elementary School, $475 for “SEL (Social Emotional Learning) Growth”; Lynneah Boyer and Lake Agassiz Elementary School, $520 for “Lake Agassiz Ukuleles”; Tracy Whalen and Lake Agassiz Elementary School, $525 for “Exploring Countries”; Becky Mercer and South Middle School, $650 for “Piano Keyboards”; Joseph Drumm and Grand Forks Central High School, $841 for “Go-Link Interfaces for Science”; Andrea Eklund and Red River High School, $1,000 for “Social Justice Literature Circle Novels”; Emily Lundby and the Adaptive Physical Education Program, $1,073 for “Switches for All”; Nancy Greenwood and Grand Forks Central High School, $1,453 for “Class of Glass”; Angela Salgado and the Virtual Academy Program, $1,500 for “Concrete Reading in a Virtual Environment”; and Dan Schraeder and Elroy Schroeder Middle School, $2,471 for “Engineer and Design Process in Action.”