Duke Energy Science & Environmental Education Grants
Overview: Duke Energy Science & Environmental Education grants provide restricted project funding for science and environmental education projects. For maximum impact, applicants may apply for two-year investments in the following project areas:
- Physical sciences (i.e., engineering, physics, chemistry, geology, astronomy, etc.)
- Life sciences (i.e. biology, botany, zoology, marine, etc.)
- Projects consistent with or supportive of existing North and South Carolina competency-based science curriculum
- Lectures and workshops
- Research and development
- Energy Efficiency
- Water Conservation
- Pollution Prevention
- Air Quality
- Green Building
- Green Cleaning
- Green Marketing
- Green Printing
- Green Procurement
Innovative Uses of Technology
- Creative technological advancements
In addition to the above, investments may be used for professional development and the development of resources for practitioners (i.e., classroom teachers, scientists, as well as administrators in nonprofit organizations) for the purposes of furthering one of the above focus areas.
Eligibility: 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations, schools (i.e., K-12 or institution of higher learning), or community-based groups with a project that meets the above guidelines. Mecklenburg County-based organizations will be given first priority; however, organizations located outside of Mecklenburg County but in the Duke Energy service area will also receive consideration.
Deadline: Friday, October 8, 2010 at 12:00 Noon
Maximum Grant Amount: Applicants may request up to $20,000 ($10,000 each year for 2 years) for a specific project.
Matching Requirement: Applicant organizations are not required to provide a match; however, matching funds are encouraged.
Frequently Asked Questions: Click here to link to full program guidelines and frequently asked questions.
How to Apply: All applicants are required to apply through our online application system.