Bright Ideas Grants for Schools (Due November 30, 2013)
Have a Bright Idea? PG&E will award up to $250,000 to public schools for Bright Ideas!
In 2013, PG&E has made up to $250,000 available for the Bright Ideas Grant Program. Grant applications are due no later than November 30, 2013. Grants will be selected and schools notified in January 2014.
Congratulations Fall 2012 Bright Ideas Grant Winners!
Fall 2012 Bright Ideas Grant Recipients include:
|Arroyo Grande High School
Central Coast High School
Dana Gray Elementary
Emerson Middle School
Feather River Academy
Frank West Elementary
Galt Joint Union School District
Grant Elementary School
Grant Union High School
Grass Valley Charter School
Healdsburg High School
Heritage High School
John Kimball High School
Joseph A. Gregori High School
Lighthouse Community Charter School
Madison Elementary School
Matti Washburn School
Mesa Verde High School
Metropolitan Arts & Tech High School
Millie Munsey School
San Francisco Community School K-8
Santa Rosa Charter School for the Arts
Schaefer Charter Elementary School
Schuetz Career Center-ABLE program
Sierra Middle School
Stagg High School
Technology High School
Twin Ridges Home Study Charter School
University High School
Vintage High School
W.E. Mitchell Middle School
Walnut Elementary Education Center
Wicklund Elementary School
Wildflower Open Classroom
Woodland High School
To apply, complete the Online Application. Apply TODAY!
Please note: The Bright Ideas Grant program is moving to a once a year application and selection process. Up to $250,000 in $1,000, $2,500, $5,000 or $10,000 grants will be awarded. Don't delay - this is a once per year opportunity.
The PG&E Bright Ideas Program Brings More Energy and Environmental Resources and Programs to Public Schools
PG&E recognizes that public schools are struggling with budgets and teacher resources. The Bright Ideas Grant program is designed to provide additional learning opportunities for students and teachers while creating energy and money saving programs for school campuses throughout northern and central California.
Who Should Apply: Credentialed teachers, professors, instructors, principals, deans, department heads, district administrators and facilities managers may apply for the school to receive a $1,000, $2,500, $5,000, or $10,000 grant to promote education and environmental stewardship in any of the five following categories:
Educational Solar Projects: Successful submissions will include innovative classroom and extracurricular programs/projects that explore the science of solar energy and the generation of electricity from solar.
Youth Energy and Environmental Programs: Successful submissions will include energy efficiency, recycling, composting, water reclamation and/or gardening programs and clubs that serve as learning and leadership opportunities for students, the faculty, and the community at large.
Renewable Energy or Science Related Field Trips: Successful submissions will include transportation, admission, student resources and teaching tools associated with field trips that excite and engage students in learning about science, energy, careers in energy and the environment.
Green Your School Projects: Successful submissions will include energy efficiency upgrades, energy monitoring systems, and communication tools that will promote energy education and smart energy use at the school and in the community.
Professional Development/Service Learning Projects/ Workforce Development Programs: Successful submissions will include projects that expand teacher and/or student knowledge about renewable energy, energy resources and/or the future of the energy industry. High schools may consider using the funding to create programs and curriculum to address workforce development in the growing renewable and energy efficiency sector. Schools with an interest in service learning opportunities may want to consider grants for energy outreach and student leadership related to energy.
What’s available? Schools chosen to receive a "Bright Ideas Grant"are asked to to attend the training programs provided by the PG&E Solar Schools Program.
How do we apply? The 2013 application is available in an Online format to submit directly to us.
November 30, 2013 Application Due
January 2014 Schools Notified
June 1, 2014 Final Report Due
A final report of grant activities for those receiving grants including photos, multi-media presentations, activites and lessons prepared for the project and documentation is due by June 1, 2014 unless an extension is granted. Reports should be sent to Mary Spruill, NEED Project, 8408 Kao Circle, Manassas, Virginia 20110 via mail or via email to email@example.com.
Create a scrapbook/portfolio of student work resulting from your project and submit to NEED Youth Awards for Energy Achievement in April of each year.