Are you a high school or community college student within the Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) service area and want to start a project related to climate change awareness? You can apply for the SVCE Education Fund.
As the Community Choice Energy provider for 13 communities in Santa Clara County, Silicon Valley Clean Energy is fighting climate change by cutting carbon emissions and encouraging climate and energy awareness. We are partnering with our local students to help build community engagement with climate education and action. With the Education Fund, Silicon Valley Clean Energy is providing funding to high school and community college student-led projects that support our communities’ goal of fighting climate change by reducing the use of fossil fuels.
The Education Fund
The SVCE Education Fund is split into two main components for participants. One component provides students with funding for their project or competition. The second part focuses on education and outreach. Projects should incorporate eliminating carbon emissions to fight climate change and can range from art installations and student-led events to videos, journalism projects, student competitions, robotics and more.
Grant funding can be used for resources materials, supplies, equipment, transportation, technology and other SVCE approved costs
Grant funding will be paid to a specific club, organization or school and will not be paid directly to a person
Funding must be spent by the end of June
Funding cannot exceed $10,000 for the project
Team must submit all reciepts and accounting of money spent from SVCE’s funding
Applicants will be awarded in two rounds.
Applications received before January 1, 2020 will be notified the week of January 6, 2020.
Applications received after January 1, 2020 will be notified the week of February 10, 2020.
The Education Fund is now open and the application closes January 31, 2020.
Who can participate?
High School and Community College Students in the SVCE territory
Students attending schools in Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Saratoga, Sunnyvale and unincorporated Santa Clara County communities may apply.
Students that incorporate SVCE’s mission within their project
Projects must include SVCE’s mission to reduce dependence on fossil fuels by providing carbon free, affordable and reliable electricity and innovative programs for the SVCE community
Students who include education and outreach within their project
Climate action and awareness go hand in hand. The Education Fund is for projects that incorporate education and outreach to the broader community. Examples of outreach are: attending community events with SVCE, presenting to peers about project, incorporating your community within the project, presenting to local city governments or many more options.
If you need special assistance completing the application please contact: Colleen McCamy.