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Hickory International Council Community Grant Application 2015 Now Available

hic2The Hickory International Council (HIC) offers grants to community organizations that provide programs supportive of the goals, purposes and projects of the HIC.  Each year, two (2) grants will be provided to the community based upon competitive proposals.  See our website for information about the mission of HIC Proposals should be received by December 16, 2015, and awardees will be identified by the end of January 2016.

Newton-Conover was proud to boast two HIC winners in 2014.  Revae Bostwick and Brian Smith both received HIC grants last year.  Click here to read about their grants.

HIC-CGA Grant Rules and Criteria

  • Grants will not exceed $500.
  • Grants will be given only once for a program or project of the same agency or organization.
  • Grants will not exceed 50% of the total cost of the program or project.
  • Grants may be given to either “seed” or operational costs of a program or project.
  • Grants will be awarded only where a completed proposal has been submitted and prior to the due date (see below).
  • Grants may be awarded to single group proposals or to multi-group proposals.
  • At least one Grant will be awarded to groups and organizations that operate within the City of Hickory. The other grant can be awarded to groups and organizations that operate within Catawba County.
  • Grants will be awarded to proposals that support the goals, purposes, and mission of HIC.
  • Grant proposals should indicate how the project or program aids in the development of a more global or internationally supportive and tolerant community.

About Heather Mullins

Dr. Heather Mullins is the Chief Academic Officer in Newton-Conover City Schools. She is a North Carolina Teaching Fellow who spent 12 years as a high school English Teacher. She received her B.S.Ed. in Secondary English Education from Western Carolina University. Heather completed her National Board Certification in Adolescent Young Adult English Language Arts in 2002. She holds an M.Ed. in Academically and Intellectually Gifted from UNC-Charlotte. She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through Western Carolina University. Her dissertation focused on improving principal practice through strategic professional development. Heather has served as a Curriculum Specialist in Hickory City Schools, an adjunct professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and a Professional Development Consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Heather is one of the co-founders of #NCed Chat, North Carolina’s first Twitter chat for teachers. She is passionate about innovative practices, instructional technology, student ownership of learning, and supporting teachers. Heather serves on the advisory board for the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan, North Carolina School for the Deaf and Catawba Science Center. She is a recipient of the 2015 NCMLE Central Office Administrator to Watch Award. She also received the 2016 Don Chalker Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership. Heather is the proud mother of one son, Jackson.

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