Teacher Vision Grants
Teachers motivate youth to learn to think creatively, to step into leadership roles and to address the challenges of the future. If adequate funding is all that stands between you and a new classroom adventure, American Electric Power's Teacher Vision Grant program may help.
Who Can Apply?
Teachers of pre-K through Grade 12 who live or teach in the AEP service area or in communities with major AEP facilities may apply.
Priority may be given to educators who:
American Electric Power Company, Inc., its affiliates and the American Electric Power Foundation provide donations or grants only to organizations that do not, either through constitution or any written policy, discriminate against others on the basis of political affiliation, religious belief, age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, race or sexual orientation. Each organization applying for support must affirm in its funding request or in the AEP or AEP Foundation on-line grant application that it does not discriminate in this manner.
What Kinds of Projects Will Be Considered?
Any project that has an academic focus and a goal to improve student achievement will be considered. AEP has a special interest in science, mathematics, technology, electrical safety, the balanced study of energy and the environment, and energy efficiency.
Highly regarded projects will incorporate matching funds, community resources, and interdisciplinary or team-teaching projects. Funds may not be used for stipends or meals.
How to Apply
Click to access the AEP Teacher Vision Grant application. Be sure to complete your application before midnight EST, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 in order to be considered for a grant for the 2017-18 school year. If you have questions, please call Barry Schumann, community relations consultant, at 614-716-1668 or send an e-mail.
Grant awards range from $100 to $500. A limit of one grant may be awarded per teacher per year. Grants may be limited to two per school per year.
The AEP Teacher Vision Grant program accepts grants for consideration annually through the fourth Friday of each February. Review and awarding of grants may take up to three months. All grant recipients are required to submit an on-line project evaluation by the end of the subsequent school year following the grant award. Recipients who receive a check payable to an individual rather than to a school or non-profit organization will be required to submit project receipts. Digital photographs may be used to enhance project summaries. AEP may use the photos for publicity purposes.
AEP may discontinue this grant program at any time without prior notice.