Funding for Science Teachers

Program Deadlines Amount Awarded Description
American Electric Power Yearly $100-$500 Through the Teacher Vision grant program, AEP supports projects that have an academic focus and a goal to improve student achievement. Priority will be given to projects that promote science, mathematics, technology, electrical safety, the balanced study of energy and the environment, and energy efficiency.

Special consideration will be given to projects that incorporate matching funds, community resources, and interdisciplinary or team-teaching projects. Funds may not be used for stipends or meals.

Grant awards range from $100 to $500. A limit of one grant may be awarded per teacher per year. Grants may be limited to two per school per year.
Bright Ideas Grants Yearly $1,000-$10,000 Grants are available to promote environmental stewardship in any of the five following categories.

Educational Solar Projects: Successful submissions will include innovative classroom and extracurricular programs/projects that explore the science of solar energy and the generation of electricity from solar.
Youth Energy and Environmental Programs: Successful submissions will include energy efficiency, recycling, composting, water reclamation and/or gardening programs and clubs that serve as learning and leadership opportunities for students, the faculty, and the community at large.
Renewable Energy or Science Related Field Trips: Successful submissions will include transportation, admission, or expenses associated with field trips that excite students about science, energy, careers in energy and the environment.
Green Your School Projects: Successful submissions will include energy efficiency upgrades, energy monitoring systems, and communication tools that will promote energy education and smart energy use at the school and in the community.
Professional Development/Service Learning Projects/ Workforce Development Programs: Successful submissions will include projects that expand the teacher's knowledge about renewable energy, energy resources and/or the future of the energy industry.
Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Community Grant Program for Inner-City Educators Yearly $2,000 Created to support front-line educators who often do not have a voice in funding decisions, the Foundation's Community Grants subsidize small, concrete projects, which will improve inner-city education within the coming year in the cities where Brown Rudnick has its offices. Although the amount of these grants may seem modest, we have found that the connections that they foster, the activities they encourage and the energy they create, have the potential to unleash countless contributions to improving inner-city education in the communities where we live and work.
California Fertilizer Foundation January 16, 2016 $1,200 - $1,500 The California Fertilizer Foundation's mission is to provide funding to California's public and private elementary, middle, and high schools for the continuation and/or implementation of in- and after-school garden programs.
Captain Planet Foundation Rolling: September 30th- typically for spring and summer projects
January 31st- typically for fall and winter projects
$500-$2,500 Grants are made for activities that conform to the mission of the Captain Planet Foundation which is to: promote and support high-quality educational programs that enable children and youth to understand and appreciate our world through learning experiences that engage them in active, hands-on projects to improve the environment in their schools and communities.
Creative Leadership Grants annually each June $1,000-$2,500 The program will award up to twenty grants of $2,500 each in support of innovative creative leadership team-building programs at the elementary school level. In addition, each program will receive an in-kind grant of Crayola products valued at $1,000.

Examples of creative leadership projects include building a creativity professional development plan that includes a series of workshops delivered by teachers, for teachers; bringing in an arts organization that has expertise in integrating art across the curriculum and having a series of training workshops followed up by co-teaching sessions so the information gets embedded into classroom teachers' practices; and organizing grade-level creativity teams who have monthly collaboration meetings where they design lessons and coach each other to implement art-infused cross-curricular lessons.
Ezra Jack Keats Foundation Yearly $500 The mini-grants program is intended to support projects that foster creative expression, collaboration, and interaction with a diverse community. The funding program provides an opportunity for educators, whose efforts are often inadequately funded or recognized, to create special activities outside the standard curriculum and make time to encourage their students.

Projects funded in the past include murals, pen pal groups, quilts, theater productions, newspapers and other publications, intergenerational activities, and programs that bring disparate communities together.

Public schools and public libraries are eligible to apply. Preschool head start programs also are eligible. Only public organizations are eligible; private and parochial schools should not apply. Charter schools also are ineligible. Applicants must be located in the U.S. or its commonwealths or territories, including Puerto Rico and Guam. Only one application from each library or school will be considered.
FEDCO Charitable Foundation June 30th, 2015 Up to $1,000 The FEDCO Charitable Foundation was created when the FEDCO chain of stores closed in 1999. After creditors and employee benefits were paid in full, the remaining assets of more than $7 million were used to establish the FEDCO Charitable Foundation, a supporting organization of the California Community Foundation, which administers the FEDCO Teacher Grants program.

The foundation will award grants for projects that promote engaging and creative experiential learning activities related to core curriculum standards or that integrate community-related topics. Suggested projects include but are not limited to a nature-themed field trip, a series of experiments, a visit to a museum or cultural institution, or some form of community involvement. In addition, projects must be designed to increase student academic achievement in language arts, math, science and/or social studies.
First Energy STEM Classroom Grants Yearly $500 FirstEnergy proudly supports classroom projects and teacher professional-development initiatives focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

One of the ways we support these activities is by offering science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education grants of up to $500 to educators at schools and youth groups in communities served by our electric operating companies and other areas where we have facilities.

More than 1,000 educators and leaders of youth groups have received classroom grants since the program began during the 1986-87 school year.
Florida Power & Light Offers Teacher Grants for Energy-Related Classroom Projects Yearly $1,000 As part of their commitment to STEM education, Florida Power & Light and the NextEra Energy Foundation will make teacher grants totaling $50,000 for energy-related projects.

All public, private, and charter school teachers at elementary, middle, and high schools in FPL's service territory are eligible to apply for grants for classroom projects focused on any form of energy education. Teachers may submit more than one application as long as the projects address more than one energy topic. Applications from teams will be accepted, but only one grant will be given per project. Teams should select one member to be the reporting and administrative manager of the grant.

Teachers are required to report results at the conclusion of their project. Teachers who have received funding in the past but did not submit a final report are not eligible for funding. Field trips are not eligible for funding.

Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to teachers and teaching teams. The grants will be paid to the school and designated for the sole purpose of funding the winning project.
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