The Lewis County Board of Education is the recipient of nearly $20,000 in grants to aid in administering technical and adult education programs to the county, according to Superintendent Dr. Joe Mace.
The new grant funds will be used for travel, equipment replacement and education as specified in the local vocational plan and grant application.
The first grant, in the amount of $3,161, will be used for travel as needed in direction of vocational education programs within the county. The second grant award of $5,266, will be used to replace equipment as needed. The third, and largest, is for $11,548, and it will be used for educational programs, such as training.
The grant funds are provided through the West Virginia Department of Education and can only be used for the expressed purpose described and approved in the local plan.
The grant funds will be provided to the system in four cycles and in varying amounts under the guidance and monitoring of the West Virginia Department of Education. Funds will be distributed in September, December, March and June.
The school board must also comply with all audit requirements for the use of the funds.