BPA offering $20,000 in education grants

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The Bonneville Power Administration is offering $20,000 in science and energy education grants to nonprofit organizations, schools and others to support work educating students in kindergarten through 12th grade about the energy systems of the Pacific Northwest. BPA anticipates giving five to 10 grants ranging from $500 to $5,000.The goal of the program is to advance student understanding, awareness and interest in the issues and science involved in energy generation and transmission in the region.

The grant program is open to nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporations. Teachers and schools may apply, but funding must go to an education foundation, usually through school districts. The recipients must be from -- and funding used in -- BPA service territory in Washington, Idaho, Oregon and parts of Montana, Nevada and Wyoming.

Applications are due May 1. Funding will be awarded in June for projects starting in the 2013-2014 school year. For terms and instructions on completing a science and energy education grant proposal, visit Bonneville Power Administration.