The Tennessee STEM Innovation Network and STEMx network, managed by Battelle, are pleased to announce the 2021-22 K-12 classroom STEM grant program sponsored by the Tennessee Valley Authority in partnership with Bicentennial Volunteers Incorporated (a TVA retiree organization).
The grant application is open now at www.tsin.org and will remain open until October 18, 2021. Eligible applicants are K-12 teachers or school administrators in public or private schools that receive power from a TVA distributor.
Last year’s program awarded $800,000 in grants to schools across the Tennessee Valley. The competitive grant program provides teachers the opportunity to apply for funding up to $5,000 for STEM projects with preference given to grant applications that explore TVA’s primary area of focus: environment, energy, economic and career development, and community problem solving.
Apply here: https://www.tsin.org/classroom-grants
Focusing on a “kindergarten to jobs” philosophy, the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network is developing high-quality STEM programming to further ensure Tennessee students are college and career ready upon graduation. The Network utilizes STEM Platform Schools and Regional STEM Innovation Hubs located across the state to increase student interest and participation in STEM fields. The Network is committed to helping the State of Tennessee inspire and train the next generation of innovative leaders and is operated as a partnership between the Tennessee Department of Education and Battelle Education. For more information about the Network, please visit www.TSIN.org .
Launched in 2012, the STEMx network is a nationwide coalition of state STEM networks. Through the STEMx network, organizations can share opportunities and solutions for addressing some of education’s greatest obstacles. To learn more, visit www.stemx.us/join .
For more details, see the press release from TVA below.
Applications Open for K-12 STEM Education Grants
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Valley Authority’s STEM Classroom Grant Program for science, technology, engineering and math learning is now open for applications through Oct. 18.
The program funds STEM learning projects in classrooms and schools in TVA’s seven-state service area and is sponsored by TVA in partnership with the TVA retiree organization Bicentennial Volunteers Inc.
“TVA is proud to support educators and students to pursue excellence in STEM subjects,” said Jeannette Mills, TVA executive vice president and chief external relations officer. “We are building the energy system of the future, and our region’s future workforce must be prepared to continue innovating for the decades ahead.”
Last year’s program awarded $800,000 in grants to schools across the Tennessee Valley. Teachers can apply for funding up to $5,000 for STEM projects with preference given to applications that explore TVA’s primary area of focus: environment, energy, economic and career development, and community problem-solving.
Eligible applicants are teachers or school administrators in public or private schools, grades K-12. Schools must be in the TVA service area and receive electricity from a local power distributor served by TVA.
Visit the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network website to learn more about grant requirements, see examples of previously funded projects, and apply for funding.
The Tennessee Valley Authority is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity for business customers and local power companies serving nearly 10 million people in parts of seven southeastern states. TVA receives no taxpayer funding, deriving virtually all of its revenues from sales of electricity. In addition to operating and investing its revenues in its electric system, TVA provides flood control, navigation, and land management for the Tennessee River system, and assists local power companies and state and local governments with economic development and job creation.
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Media Contact: Ashley Walker, Knoxville, 865-474-0339
TVA Media Relations, Knoxville, 865-632-6000
(Distributed: Sept. 2, 2021)