HERNANDO, Miss. (AP) - The Grainger Foundation has donated $10,000 to the DeSoto County Foundation for Excellence in Education for its teacher grant program.
Officials said in a statement that there are 44 schools in the county with more than 3,000 teachers and 33,000 students.
The grant will provide $500 per teacher. Official say 404 teachers have applied for the grants.
Grainger, part of the Southaven business community for more than nine years, is a supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products.