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Sponsoring Student Projects

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

Projects supported by the Education Fund address climate change and expand education and outreach. Projects can range from art installations and student-led events to videos, journalism projects, student competitions, robotics and more. With the current cohort, projects include a podcast, art competition, video creation, leadership training, climate education for youth, building a prototype electric vehicle and more!

Project Funding:

  • Grant funding can be used for resources materials, supplies, equipment, transportation, technology and other SVCE approved costs
  • Funding cannot exceed $10,000 for the project
  • Team must submit all receipts and accounting of money spent from SVCE’s funding
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SVCE is currently accepting applications for the Education Fund! Applications are due December 6, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.

For more information download the Education Fund documents to review the description, eligibility, evaluation criteria, timeline, terms and conditions and applicant agreement. Apply using the online portal below.

Who can participate?

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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.

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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

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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.

Apply Today!

Submit an online application below.  Applicants must complete and submit the following project budget and scope of work templates and upload the completed documents within the online application portal.