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Delmarva Power Launches Teacher Mini-Grant Program

Monday, November 09, 2009

Grants support school projects that promote wise energy use

SALISBURY , Md. Delmarva Power is accepting applications for its Teacher Mini-Grant Program.

This program provides classroom teachers with grants of up to $500 to support innovative projects as well as those which are extensions of currently funded programs within the schools. Preference is given to proposals that focus on pertinent energy issues, such as wise energy use, local alternative energy sources, environmental impact, economic implications, energy-related science content and electric safety.

The grant money can be used toward purchasing materials, conducting special lessons and implementing special classroom projects not typically supported by school funding.

“Delmarva Power realizes the value in teaching children about wise energy use and safety,” said Mike Hoy, Manager of Customer & Community Relations, Delmarva Power. “We’re pleased to support such important educational programs.”

Grants are available to public and private school teachers in Kent and Sussex counties in Delaware and on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

To be eligible, teachers must apply for the grant. Applications are available at schools in Delaware and Maryland or by calling 410-860-6586. The application deadline is Friday, Nov. 20.

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Delmarva Power, a public utility owned by Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), provides safe and reliable energy to more than 500,000 electric delivery customers in Delaware and Maryland and over 121,000 natural gas delivery customers in northern Delaware .