FPL provides grants to teachers to encourage energy and engineering education
Congratulations to the 2014 FPL Grant Winners!
Brevard County Winners
Edgewood Jr./Sr. High School - Melinda Maier
Hans Christian Andersen Elementary School - Terri Tomassi
Ocean Breeze Elementary School - Kate Abroguena
Ralph M. Williams Elementary School - Wendy Shelden
Southwest Middle School - Stephen Portz
Broward County Winners
Coral Cove Elementary School - Barbara Grillo
Deerfield Park Elementary School - Racquel Herring
Floranada Elementary School - Elyse Freidman Brunt
New River Middle School - Barbara Rapoza
Palmview Elementary School - Sheri Dominguez
Panther Run Elementary School - Nicole Williams Roulhac
Renaissance Charter School at Cooper City - Joanna Svezzese
Western High School - Magda Murphy Bozkurt
Charlotte County Winner
Deep Creek Elementary School - Alicen Rhodes
Collier County Winner
Palmetto Ridge High School - Shoshana Yarin
Dade County Winner
Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart - Susy Chu
Flagler County Winners
Belle Terre Elementary School - Edward Wolff
Indian River County Winners
Osceola Magnet School - Ashley Darnell
Sebastian Charter Junior High School - Cathleen Tinder
Lee County Winners
Dunbar High School - Karen Arnold
Dunbar High School - David Paulis
Edison Park Creative and Expressive Arts School - Kimberly Clements
Oasis Charter Middle School - Lori McLain
Manatee County Winner
James Tillman Elementary School - Karen Cobb
Miami - Dade County Winners
Biscayne Nature Center for Environmental Education - Julien Zaragoza
Christopher Columbus High School - Raul Mederos
David Lawrence Jr K-8 Center - Laurie Futterman & Amy Christopolous
Hialeah Senior High School - William Harrington
Miami Dade County Public Schools Department of Mathematics and Science - Noreyda Casanas
Miami Dade County Public Schools Department of Mathematics and Science - Dane Jaber
Miami Dade County Public Schools Department of Mathematics and Science - Mary Tweedy
Miami Dade County Public Schools - Office of Academics & Transformation - Daniel Gangeri
Rockway Middle School - Rosa Rengifo
Palm Beach County Winners
Imagine Chancellor School- Carolyn Garreau Jones
Elbridge Gale Elementary School - Emily Sagovac
Forest Hill High School - Joan Joselyn
Polo Park Middle School - Ryan Smith
Saint Andrews School - Daniel Dreyfuss
Spanish River High School - Mary Fish
Suncoast Community High School - Erich Landstrom
Sarasota County Winners
Gocio Elementary School - Kelly Griffith
Imagine School at North Port - Gary Biggs
St. Johns County Winner
Palencia Elementary School - Jamie Wardley
St. Lucie County Winner
Port St. Lucie High School - Karen Cloutier
Volusia County Winners
Burns Science & Technology Charter School - Barbara Hawes
Pierson Elementary School - Rowann Hoy
Sugar Mill Elementary School - Beth Dobberstein
As part of our commitment to STEM education, Florida Power and Light Company will make teacher grants to educators in the 2014/2015 school year for projects related to energy and engineering.
Frequently Asked Questions (doc) (pdf)
Teacher Grant Program Guidelines (pdf)
Grant application Opens August 15, 2015
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 or engineering concepts.
Applications will be accepted beginning August 15, 2015 through November 15, 2015. Grant awards will be announced in mid-December 2015, with awards distributed by the first week of January 2016.
Teachers will be 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 or Engineering Content (35%)
What source or sources of energy project explores, or concepts in engineering?
What grade level will be completing the project?
What Florida 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 materials 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, 2015 - Grant application opens
November 15, 2015 - Application deadline
December 15, 2015 - Grant awards announced
January 5, 2016 – Grant checks sent to award recipients
June 10, 2016 – Summary reports due to Florida Power & Light Company