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Constellation Accepting Energy To Educate Grant Proposals From Schools

By Constellation, the IMA’s energy partner …

Got a great idea that will help future leaders solve tomorrow’s greatest energy challenges? Constellation is now accepting proposals for its revamped E2 Energy to Educate grant program. The program, which awards up to $25,000 to projects for grades 6-12 and up to $50,000 to colleges and universities, has provided more than $2.2 million in funding and reached more than 100,000 students since its inception in 2010.

New Focus Areas

The program features recently updated themes to better reflect the energy challenges facing the next generation, said Mike Smith, vice president, Exelon Generation, Innovation and Strategy Development.

“Constellation, and our parent company, Exelon, are known for our commitment to innovation, so it’s only fitting that one of our flagship community outreach programs promotes innovation among our industry’s future leaders,” Smith said.

Constellation is accepting proposals for hands-on projects that engage 100 or more students in grades 6-12 and college. The project proposals must align with the new innovation-oriented themes, which are:

Energy in Transportation: What will the future of transportation look like? From electrification to compressed natural gas, new technologies are fueling us into the future.

Backyard Generation: Could your home improvement project be generating your own energy? More and more, decentralized energy generation is improving efficiency and resilience.

Zero Waste: What if we could harness energy that would otherwise be wasted? The recycling movement is catching on in energy, thanks to innovative technologies.

Previous grantees have designed and built a cost-effective, energy efficient, sustainable home, implemented green design labs in New York City schools, installed solar panels, constructed fuel cells and explored electric vehicle technology. For a complete list of winning projects, visit E2 Energy to Educate Grants.

How to Apply

Proposals are due Oct. 1, and recipients are announced each year during American Education Week Nov. 14-18. Previous grant recipients can reapply if all prior grant requirements are completed. To learn more about the program, view winning projects and apply, visit our E2 Energy to Educate page.