MONROE, La., Oct. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) is connecting teachers with technology for the classroom. The CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation's Teachers and Technology grant program opened its application process Oct. 1 for teachers in CenturyLink's local service areas who want to innovatively implement technology in their classrooms to increase student achievement.

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Full-time PreK-12 classroom teachers in public or private schools in CenturyLink local service areas are eligible to apply. Visit to apply for a grant of up to $5,000. The deadline for applications is noon Central, Jan. 12, 2016.

The program, launched in 2008, has awarded more than $5 million in grants to bring technology to classrooms across the county. The Foundation will continue its commitment to schools by awarding $1.4 million in grants to support technology in the classroom through its 2015-2016 Teachers and Technology program.

Grant winners will be announced between April 1 - May 15, 2016.

CenturyLink service is neither required nor considered in the review of applications.

About the CenturyLink Foundation
CenturyLink's vision is to improve lives, strengthen businesses and connect communities by delivering advanced technologies and solutions with honest and personal service. CenturyLink extends this vision through the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to contributing to endeavors that improve the well-being and overall quality of life for people throughout CenturyLink's communities. Named after CenturyLink's founder Clarke M. Williams, the Foundation is endowed by CenturyLink to support community initiatives that encourage our employees to use their time, talents and resources to strengthen the communities in which they live and work.

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