Teachers, a $500.00 NRECA mini grant is available to schools served by a local EMC. Please see the email from Gale Cutler below for details. Thank you Gale for providing this information to our teachers!

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Thought you might want to forward this mini-grant opportunity to your teachers. The project has to have their local EMC involved in some way. Apparently they have only received 6 applications this year and have decided to extend the deadline to November 1st.  The nomination form is attached – basic info from that form is pasted below:

 

WHO MAY APPLY FOR THESE GRANTS?

Any rural K – 12 classroom teacher whose school or community is served by a local Rural Electric Cooperative, or whose students’ homes are served by a local Rural electric Cooperative.

HOW DO I QUALIFY FOR A GRANT?

Your school, community, or students must be served by a local Rural Electric Cooperative.

HOW MUCH ARE THE GRANTS?

                There will be ten Mini-Grants of $500 each to be expended during the 2012-2013 school year for student-based projects. Each Mini-Grant will be funded during the 2012-2013 school year.

HOW WILL THE APPLICATIONS BE JUDGED?

                All applications will be screened by the NREA Teacher Activities Committee to select fifteen finalists. The NRECA will select the ten winners from the fifteen finalists.

Applications will be judged on the following criteria:

1.       A project design that demonstrates cooperation between students;

2.       Appropriateness for age and grade levels;

3.       A project design that encourages a high level of student involvement;

4.       A project design that indicates coordination with your local Rural Electric Cooperative;

5.       A project design that focuses on student learning;

6.       Overall quality of the application and adherence to grant guidelines.

ENTRIES MUST BE POSTMARKED BY November 1, 2012

WHAT SHOULD BE THE FOCUS OF A PROPOSAL?

                An eligible project should feature an investigation of the science of energy or electricity. Project ideas could include a study of the local geology, the history of hydroelectric generation in your community, or alternative sources of energy for the next generation. The project should be limited only by the imagination of your students and the resources you have available.

 

 

Gale Cutler

Georgia Electric Membership Corporation

770.270.6966 office | 770.270.6995 fax

 

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