How would your non-profit educational organization like to receive thousands of dollars in grants this summer? The Public Service Electric and Gas (PSEG) Foundation is currently accepting applications from afterschool, summer and youth development programs to develop new or enhance existing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) educational opportunities for students.
The PSEG Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AGA member company PSEG, will consider applications from their New Jersey service territory, as well as Salem and Cumberland counties, and the service and operation territories in Long Island and Albany, New York, as well as Bridgeport and New Haven, Connecticut.
Each proposal will be evaluated based on the following factors:
- Focus on academic enrichment with already existing programming
- Strong, relevant and inspiring STEM content with focus on hands-on, experiential learning
- Emphasis on the application and mastery of problem solving, critical thinking and teamwork skills
- Number of students served
- A commitment to continuous improvement, with a focus on outcomes and evaluation
- Demonstrated level of involvement with local schools and/or families
- Capacity to implement and sustain new programming
- Demonstrated program sustainability
The Foundation anticipates awarding funding to eight organizations, although the number of recipients and their award amount will be decided based on the strength of the proposals received at the discretion of Foundation staff. Applications must be completed and submitted by Friday, August 15 at 5 p.m. EST. All applicants will receive notification about funding decisions in late September 2014.
Applicants interested in applying can do so directly through PSEG’s online application by clicking here. Check back with the AGA blog later this fall for an update on all the winning organizations.