The Silicon Valley Power is offering grants up to $5,000 for high school students to create projects or awareness campaigns that will educate the Santa Clara community about energy efficiency and/or renewable energy.
Donor Name: Silicon Valley Power
City: Santa Clara
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: up to $5,000
Grant Duration: 12 months
Examples include but are not limited to educational videos, public art displays, online resources, outreach materials, demonstration projects, webinars, or workshops. Content must promote energy efficiency and/or renewable energy.
The program is open to high school students who live in the City of Santa Clara or attend school at a site located within the Santa Clara city limits. If application is submitted by a team of students, all students must meet the eligibility requirements.
- Students must submit an application and budget; all expenses must be pre-approved within the budget
- Final receipts for all expenses must be submitted to be eligible for reimbursement
- Grant payment will be made in installments with 20% up front and progress payments of 20% each upon submitting written status report and receipts
- Maximum of $5,000 in grant funding per project or campaign, which can cover materials, supplies, necessary equipment (excluding equipment that will be used for other purposes, such as computers), transportation, technology, or other SVP approved costs. This grant does not pay for time spent on the project.
- Participants grant Silicon Valley Power the right to use any content created under this grant funding. Model releases must be provided for each person appearing in any photo or video content.
- Projects must be new and not previously funded.
- Any artwork or music used in the project or outreach campaign must be original and free from copyright infringement.
- One grant per student per 12 month period. If grant funds a team project, at least 50% of the team members may not have received a grant in the 12 month period to ensure equitable distribution of funds.
- Preference is given to projects that include components targeting diversity, equity and inclusion. Applications will be scored based on the content, key messages, target audience, community reach and value for the money spent.
For more information, visit Silicon Valley Power.