Florida Power & Light Company Invites Schools to Apply for $50,000 Classroom Makeover Grant
By Space Coast Daily // October 10, 2023
Grant applications will be accepted through Oct. 15, 2023
Eligible public, private and charter schools at all grade levels can apply through Oct. 15, 2023
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – School is back in session, and Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) is offering $50,000 classroom makeovers for five eligible Florida schools as part of its continued commitment to STEM education.
“At FPL, we believe that knowledge is power and that by enriching students’ experiences in STEM, we can help break down barriers to opportunity and drive interest in furthering their education and future opportunities in STEM fields,” said Kate Cotner, director of community engagement for FPL.
“FPL is committed to supporting our next generation of leaders and innovators, and we do this through a number of initiatives including supporting STEM programs and providing grants for schools and teachers.”
The Classroom Makeover Grants are part of a $2 million, four-year commitment from the company’s charitable arm, the NextEra Energy Foundation, to increase the
exposure of under-represented students in STEM and jumpstart students’ interest in STEM careers.
Funds are available to update STEM classrooms with new infrastructure, technology, or resources, including software, equipment, books and training for teachers. Eligible public, private and charter schools at all grade levels can apply, and winners will be announced later this year.
Previous Classroom Makeover Grant winner Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary in Palm Beach County transformed a classroom into an updated STEM Lab including new computers and robot lab packs.
Grant applications will be accepted through Oct. 15, 2023.
For more information or to apply for a Classroom Makeover Grant, visit FPL.com/ClassroomGrant.