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The Middletown Education Collaborative provides funding for educational programs that provide creative learning opportunities to Middletown students. In the past, those creative learning programs have come in the following forms:

• reading programs

• theatrical and musical performances

• enriching field trips

• interactive student workshops in art, culture, science, or math

• artists in residence

• educational tools and materials otherwise unfunded



If you are interested in applying for a MEC grant, please download our Grant Application. This application includes our guidelines and requirements for submitting an application.


Applications must be submitted on or before October 15th for the fall grant cycle or January 15th for the spring grant cycle.


Questions? Please contact us at



Since 2004, MEC has awarded over $100,000 in education grants to enrich education at our Middletown public schools. Listed below is a sample of grants awarded this past academic year:

The Science Olympiad Club at Gaudet Middle School - The Science Olympiad team is an enrichment program that creates a “team” of students in grades 6-8. The team trains for the RI State Science Olympiad tournament.

Model United Nations at Middletown High School - Students/club members attend the Model United Nations Conference. Students gain insight into the workings of the U.N. Students have a well developed sense of international relations and learn about their place in the global community.

POW Science assembly at Gaudet Middle School

Johnny the K Assembly on character-building and social skills at Forest Ave and Aquidneck Elementary schools

Science Olympiad at Middletown High School 

Philharmonic and State House Visit at Gaudet -- Fourth graders will attend a performance of the RI Philharmonic and take a tour of the State House

K-Rob BMX Anti-Bullying Assembly at Gaudet -- X-Game Gold Medalist Kevin Robinson combines bike stunts and motivational speaking to teach students how to recognize and prevent bullying 

March into Reading at  Aquidneck, Forest Ave., and Gaudet Schools -- Children's book authors visit schools to help promote reading as a community value

NBS Meet the Animals at Aquidneck -- Representatives from the Norman Bird Sanctuary bring “animal ambassadors” to each kindergarten class at Aquidneck School, where students will learn about animal groups, with an emphasis on the animal’s adaptations, natural history and behavior. This program enhances the science curriculum and non-fiction reading.


For a complete list of the grants MEC has awarded since 2004, click on the respective grant year(s) to download the word document(s):

2018-2019 MEC Grants

2017-2018 MEC Grants

2016-2017 MEC Grants

2015-2106 MEC Grants

2014-2015 MEC Grants

2013-2014 MEC Grants

2012-2013 MEC Grants

2011-2012 MEC Grants

2010-2011 MEC Grants

2009-2010 MEC Grants

2008-2009 MEC Grants

2007-2008 MEC Grants

2006-2007 MEC Grants

2004-2005 MEC Grants

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