BPA Offering Grants for Schools and Non-Profits
The Bonneville Power Administration is offering $20,000 in science and energy education grants to nonprofit organizations, schools and others to educate students in grades K through 12 about energy in the Pacific Northwest.
The goal of the program is to advance student awareness and interest in the issues and science involved in energy of the region.
“Science, technology, engineering and math education is absolutely vital to the Pacific Northwest, and this program represents an investment in the future innovators and leaders in the energy industry,” said Elliot Mainzer, BPA acting deputy administrator.
A total of $20,000 will be awarded. BPA anticipates making five to 10 grants ranging from $500 to $5,000.
The educational grant program is in its second year.
The grant program is open to nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax exempt corporations. Teachers and schools may apply, but funding must go to an education foundation such as a school district in the Northwest.
Applications for project funding are due May 1, and funding will be awarded in June for projects beginning in the 2013/2-14 school year.
For more information, visit http://www.bpa.gov.