FirstEnergy Accepting Applications for STEM Classroom Projects

FirstEnergy supports classroom projects and teacher professional-development initiatives focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. To that end, the company is accepting applications for its STEM grants program.

Deadline: Sept. 23.

Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded in support of creative classroom projects related to one or more of the STEM disciplines.  Since the launch of the program during the 1986-87 school year, more than 1,000 educators and leaders of youth groups have received classroom grants.

Educators (pre-K through 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, Metropolitan Edison, Penelec, Jersey Central Power & Light, West Penn Power, Mon Power, and Potomac Edison). Applicants are also eligible if they are located in a community where the company has a facility in the states of Maryland; New Jersey; New York; Ohio; Pennsylvania; West Virginia/

Info: (website).

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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