Congratulations, Florida teachers! Florida Power & Light, Company is pleased to announce the recipients of our 2012 Teacher Grant Program. This year we had close to a hundred applications from teachers throughout our service area, and are awarding over $47,000 in grant funds to 43 teachers in the 28 school districts we serve.
As in years past, the grant applications were reviewed and scored by the NEED Project using a panel of science teachers that specialize in energy education.
The checks will be prepared in the next few weeks and mailed to your school no later than January 30, 2013. If you have any questions about our program, please contact Maureen Wilt, Education Program Manager at FPL at 561-694-3518 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FPL congratulates the Fall 2012 recipients of FPL Energy Grants - click here for winners list
FPL provides grants to teachers to encourage hands on learning
As part of our commitment to STEM education, the NextEra Energy Foundation will make teacher grants totaling $50,000 in the 2012/2013 school year for energy related projects.
- Teacher Grant Program Guidelines (pdf)
- Grant application
- Awards announced in December 2012
Teacher Grant Program Guidelines
All public, private and charter school teachers in FPL’s service territory are eligible to apply for grants to create classroom projects focused on any form of energy education
Applications will be accepted beginning August 15, 2012 through November 15, 2012. Grant awards will be announced in early December 2012, with grants distributed by the end of January 2012.
Teachers are required to submit a report at the conclusion of their project to provide results. 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.
Grant Proposal Categories
Energy Content (35%)
- What source or sources of energy does the project explore?
- What grade level will the project be implemented by?
- What Sunshine Standard does your project address (list standard)?
- What do you hope to accomplish with the grant?
- What are your benchmarks along the way?
- How many students will your project reach?
Provide description of activities, materials and timeline to accomplish the project
- Describe how activities support the learning
- Identify how resources listed in budget will be used
- Identify who is involved in each activity
Project Budget (10%)
- List specific resources and equipment and costs
Project Evaluation (15%)
Describe an evaluation plan, how information will be collected and when it will be collected.
- What determines the success of the project?
- How will you measure student achievement?
August 15, 2012 - Grant application period
November 15, 2012 - Application deadline
December 15, 2012 - Grant awards announced
January 30, 2013 – Grant checks sent to award recipients
June 30, 2013 – Summary reports due to Florida Power & Light Company