Florida Power and Lights kicks off Teacher Grant Program

Program aims to reduce out-of-pocket expenses

Miami Times staff report | 9/26/2013, 9 a.m.

Electricity isn't the only thing Florida Power and Light [FPL] Company provides to Florida residents. The largest rate-regulated electric utility in Florida recently announced its new education initiatives for supporting science, technology, engineering and mathematics [STEM] learning for the 2013-14 academic year.

For the fifth year, The Teacher Grant Program aims to reduce out-of-pocket expenses for teachers by providing funding support for energy-related education. Grants range from $500 to $2,500 — last year three teachers were awarded with grants in Miami-Dade County.

The Teacher Grant Program invites all public, private and charter school teachers in FPL's service territory to apply for grants to create and to cover costs associated with classroom projects focused on any form of energy education. In recent years, FPL has provided more than $170,000 for 160 classroom projects across their 35-county service territory. The application deadline is Nov. 15. Winners will be announced at the end of the year.