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STEM Classroom Grant

Grants to USA Youth Leaders and Teachers in
Multiple Eastern States for STEM Education

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Foundation / Corporation

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Grants of up to $1,000 to Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia PreK-12 teachers and youth group leaders to enhance STEM education. Applications are invited from educators within the funding source's service area for STEM-related classroom projects and professional development opportunities.

Any creative classroom project in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics will be considered. Projects that incorporate the following components are of the greatest interest:

- Designed to improve, advance and enrich student learning
- One-time, one-year implementation and evaluation
- Flexible and appropriate for targeted stage of student development
- Range from formative ideas that explore learning concepts to fully tested models that are ready to be adopted and disseminated
- Clearly explain how the items requested for funding are vital to the project’s successful completion
- Include additional support from other sources for larger projects
- Networking, mentoring, interdisciplinary or team-teaching, and teacher training/professional development
- Focus on electricity and electricity production

Grants may be used to compensate experts who come to work with students and educators. Resources requested should be integral components of a well-planned classroom project or lesson plan, and important to its success.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 173156

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $1,000

Term of Contract:

Projects must be completed during the 2019-2020 academic year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Educators (Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12) and youth group leaders are encouraged to apply if their school or group is located in communities served by FirstEnergy’s electric operating companies (Ohio Edison, The Illuminating Company, Toledo Edison, Penn Power, Met-Ed, Penelec, Jersey Central Power & Light, West Penn Power, Mon Power, and Potomac Edison), or in communities where the company has generating plants or does business.

The following are not supported by this grant:
- Laboratory supplies, books or equipment for general school use
- Media equipment (computers, digital cameras, projectors, whiteboards, DVD players, etc.) and furniture (display
and bookcases, carts, etc.)
- Admission fees and stipends for conferences, workshops, and competitions
- Transportation, incentives, meals, and refreshments
- Previously funded projects
- Routine responsibilities of the educator submitting the proposal
- Projects that require multiple academic years for completion

Grants may not be used to pay teachers or staff.

Pre-Application Information:

- Applications for the 2019-2020 school year are now available. Applications must be submitted by September 20, 2019, for consideration during the 2019-2020 school year.
- Grant recipients will be notified by Friday, October 18, 2019.

Applications must be received by the FirstEnergy Community Involvement Department and will not be accepted without submission of the W-9.

This grant is for resources needed for individual classroom projects. If more than one classroom is undertaking the same or a similar project, only one grant per school may be awarded.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Applications must be submitted by mail, email or fax to:

Involvement Department
76 South Main St., Akron
OH 44308
Fax: 330-436-8031

Phone: 330-384-5022

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maryland;   New Jersey;   Ohio;   Pennsylvania;   West Virginia