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Delmarva Power Offers Mini-Grants to Area Teachers

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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

This program provides classroom teachers with grants of up to $500 to support innovative projects that are geared toward energy-related issues, such as wise energy use, local conventional and alternative energy resources, energy-related science content and electric safety.

The grant money can be used for purchasing materials, conducting special lessons, taking field trips and implementing special classroom projects that are not usually funded by school districts.

“Delmarva Power is pleased to support educational projects that help students learn about wise energy use and electric safety,” said Michael Hoy, Manager of Customer and Community Relations for Delmarva Power. “During the last 20 years, we have awarded approximately $200,000 in grant money to local schools for such projects.”

Grants are available to public and private school teachers in kindergarten through twelfth grade and special education in Kent and Sussex counties in Delaware and in Cecil, Harford and the Eastern Shore counties in Maryland.

Applications are available in schools or by calling 410-860-6586. The application deadline is Friday, November 12.

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Delmarva Power, a public utility owned by Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), provides safe and reliable energy to nearly 498,000 electric delivery customers in Delaware and Maryland and over 123,000 natural gas delivery customers in northern Delaware .