COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 14

March 25, 2008

ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE/SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Linda M. Wallinger

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Dominion Educational Partnership Grants

 

Educational grants from Dominion and the Dominion Foundation provide elementary and secondary educators with the tools they need to revitalize mathematics and science programs through the study of energy and the environment. In the area of K-12 education, Dominion accepts grant applications up to $10,000 to encourage the development of new programs to strengthen mathematics and science education through the study of energy or the environment. The Dominion Foundation awarded nearly $300,000 to 105 schools and educational organizations for the 2007-08 school year. Dominion is currently accepting on-line grant applications for the 2008-2009 school year. Applications are due no later than 5 p.m. on May 1, 2008.

 

Successful grant proposals should represent innovative and promising ideas, teach mathematics and/or science skills, reach a significant number of students and demonstrate broad-based community support. Proposals must align with one of the following target areas:

            Environmental Education: grants to develop mathematics and/or science skills through the study of the environment; or

            Energy Grants: to increase students' awareness of energy efficiency and conservation, energy sources or other energy-related topics.

 

Information regarding eligibility and application procedures can be found at this website: http://www.dom.com/about/education/grants/grants.jsp. For more information, please contact Paula Klonowski, science coordinator, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, by e-mail at Paula.Klonowski@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 371-0249.

 

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