Deadline for MAC Grants is Aug. 1

For the 23rd consecutive year, local McDon-ald’s restaurants are offering the MAC Grants program to help area middle school teachers Make Activities Count for their students.

Fifth- through eighth-grade teachers may apply for grants of up to $500 for interesting and inspiring educational projects.

Teachers may use grant money to energize a science lesson by allowing students to construct their own DNA models; build carnival games to teach experimental and theoretical probability; or explore forensics in their own crime lab.

Each year McDonald’s encourages local teachers to explore creative and mind-expanding teaching practices to bring their classrooms to life.

Teachers can apply at

All applications must be submitted, along with a W-9 form, by Aug. 1.

A limited number of grant recipients will be chosen the following month.