NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVA) - Thousands of dollars in grants have been awarded to local schools to help develop STEM education projects.
STEM stands for “science, technology, engineering and math.”
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) partnered to create a competitive mini-grant program, which launched in December.
TVA received more than 240 grant requests across TVA-served states. In total, 161 grants were awarded
The total value is more than $580,000.
- Dorsey Attendance Center
- Fairview Attendance Center
- Fairview Elementary Aerospace and Science Magnet School
- Tupelo Middle School
- Guntown Middle School
- Mantachie Elementary
- Nanih Waiya Attendance Center
- New Albany High School
- Oxford Middle School
- Ripley Middle School
The program allowed teachers the chance to apply for funding up to $5,000.
MORE: See the full list here
TVA stated preference was given to schools that explored TVA’s primary areas of focus: environment, energy, economic and career development, and community problem-solving.
Also, the schools that receive grant funding must receive their power from a TVA distributor.