AWA Accepting STEM Grant Applications Through December 31
- By Kate Lucariello
American Water Association Charitable Foundation is now accepting
STEM Education grant applications from Oct. 1 through Dec. 31 as part
of its Keep Communities Flowing program, which awards grants for
Water and Environment, Workforce Readiness and STEM Education.
decisions are made on a competitive basis on factors such as
inclusion, diversity and equity; community presence and impact; and
project budget, scope, feasibility, and sustainability. The STEM
grants are part of the Keep
Communities Flowing initiative, which supports its
“three pillars of giving”: Water, People and Communities. STEM
grants focus particularly on curricular and extracurricular
activities that make high-quality learning available to underserved
students and that provide opportunities for American Water employees
to engage with the schools. “American Water has long believed in
the importance of being a good neighbor and good steward of the
environment. In our mission to demonstrate American Water’s
commitment to the communities it serves, we align our grant making to
American Water’s values,” the organization said.
are accepted only from schools in the Association’s 13-state
service territories: California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa,
Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee,
Virginia, and West Virginia. Go to the organization’s charitable
grant page to learn more and to the
application page to apply. Grant decisions will be
made by Feb. 15.
Kate Lucariello is a former newspaper editor, EAST Lab high school teacher and college English teacher.