Two local foundations are making up to $25,000 available to help New Bedford educators create special activities for students involving science, math and technology or the arts.

The program was announced Friday at the Sea Lab Building in the South End.

Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin says the grants will offer teachers a unique opportunity.

Kathryn Duff of the New Bedford Education Foundation says the grants will provide opportunities for educators to collaborate on programs that could prove transformative for New Bedford students.

The funding is being donated by the Carney Family Foundation.

Individual grant awards will be up to $3,500. Applications are available March 23rd at

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