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PPL Empowering Educators Grants Program
About the Grants
PPL Corporation continues to look for new ways to team up with school districts in the communities where we live and work. We are all concerned about energy efficiency and practicing wise use of energy. We frequently hear about the small things we all can do to make a difference as well as the innovative approaches we can take when it comes to energy efficiency and conservation. Through our grant program, students learn more about energy and the environment and how to conserve and protect precious resources for future generations.
The "Empowering Educators" grant program directs focus toward science, technology, engineering and math projects to encourage action in schools in Pennsylvania and New Jersey near company facilities. Through these competitive grants, teachers can receive up to $2,000 funding for educational projects that focus on energy issues like renewable energy demonstrations, energy efficiency and the greening of schools.
Application Deadline - A new round of grants will open in September 2013. Please check back for application submittal information and deadline.
Grant Awards Announced - Dec. 2013
Mid-Term Report Due - April 22, 2014 (Earth Day)
Project Completion - June 13, 2014
Final Report Due - June 30, 2014
Qualifying K-12 public, private and parochial schools in Pennsylvania and New Jersey near PPL facilities are eligible for these competitive grants.
Schools are strongly encouraged to partner with an organization, association or business on their projects, but the school must submit the application, receive the grant money and have primary responsibility for the project. Teachers who are awarded grants will be required to submit a mid-year report to PPL to share progress on their project. A final report will also be due at the completion of the project.
Grants are available for projects that enhance established classroom curricula and academic standards, or support extracurricular activities of school organizations and clubs.
Projects MUST focus on one of four major topics:
- Energy efficiency
- Generation of electricity
- Electrical safety awareness
- Environment and ecology
What the Grants Can Cover
- Planning time for educators
- Field trip opportunities
- Costs for substitute teachers
- Transportation costs
- Schools will be asked to make a presentation about their project, student benefits, and its results. If so, any project presentation costs such as display materials would be covered.
Grant Application Forms
Note: Forms are effective through June 2013
Examples of Previous Recipients of PPL grants
- Learning About Ecology and Energy at Lehigh Gap Nature Center
- Cultivating Wyoming Valley Tree Trout Plantings & Exploring Aquatic Habitats in Abandoned Mine Drainage (AMD) Impacted Watersheds
If you have a project in mind or need more information about PPL's grants program, please contact Alana Roberts, Community Affairs Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (570) 542-2886.