BPA Offering $20,000 in Education Grants

“The science and energy education grants are just one facet of a much larger education outreach program for BPA,” said Christy Adams, BPA education coordinator. “The Science and Energy Education grants program was designed to extend the reach of our education efforts by supporting the work of teachers and nonprofits who are working locally to advance energy education.” 

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 (usually through school districts). The recipients must be from, and funding used in, BPA service territory in Washington, Idaho, Oregon and parts of Montana, Nevada and Wyoming. 

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 terms and instructions on completing a science and energy education grant proposal, please visit: http://www.bpa.gov/PublicInvolvement/CommunityEducation/Pages/Education-Grants.aspx

BPA’s education program provides free presentations and information to K-12 schools in our region to help students achieve energy literacy, and to support science, technology, engineering and math education. For information on BPA education programs, go to www.bpa.gov/community.

BPA is a nonprofit federal agency that markets renewable hydropower from federal Columbia River dams, operates three-quarters of high-voltage transmission lines in the Northwest and funds one of the largest wildlife protection and restoration programs in the world. BPA and its partners have also saved enough electricity through energy efficiency projects to power four large American cities. For more information, contact us at 503-230-5131 or visit www.bpa.gov.