CHIPLEY - Washington County District Schools is one of three school districts that have been awarded part of $100,000 grant from Wells Fargo.
The banking company announced the grant this week to the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations at the organization’s Legislative & Education Leadership Luncheon in Tallahassee.
"The $100,000 grant will create the Wells Fargo Hurricane Relief Fund and will be split between the local education foundations in Bay, Jackson and Washington Counties to help cover education-related costs in some of the areas hit hardest by Hurricane Michael," officials said in a news release.
The educational foundations in Washington and Jackson counties school districts will receive $30,000 each, and the remainder will go to Bay County.
Following the storm, Wells Fargo committed $1 million to the relief efforts, with $500,000 going directly to the American Red Cross and $500,000 set aside for local community support, like the Wells Fargo Hurricane Relief Fund.