SkillsUSA Announces New Lowe’s Grants for 2010
SkillsUSA is pleased to announce a continuing partnership with Lowes. As part of their overall grant to SkillsUSA, Lowe’s will be awarding grants to local chapters of up to $10,000 each for community service projects or campus improvement projects conducted during 2010.
Schools can apply for grants as a whole school, or as an individual training program. Schools may also team up with another SkillsUSA chapter at a different school on a larger project.
There are four grant categories:
- Community Service Grants to improve an aspect of your local community
- Campus Improvement Grants to enhance your school campus or technical lab
- CareerSafe Online training vouchers to promote safety among technical students
- Sed de Saber Grants to teach English to Hispanic students and their families
To see projects that have been successfully funded over the past several years, visit the Lowe’s Web page for project summaries. Lowe’s will be reviewing the top applications as selected by a SkillsUSA staff committee and selecting the schools to receive the funds.
Grant applications must be submitted by December 1, 2009. Notification of successful applicants will be in February 2010. Projects may be done during the spring semester 2010 or in the fall semester 2010 and must be completed by November 30, 2010.
If you have questions on the program, please contact Lowe’s grants manager Kelly Horton at 402-309-4679 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply, schools should complete an application and submit it online, as a PDF document with electronic attachments or by mail. Electronic applications are preferred. Schools should be sure to save a copy of the application for future reference.
For more information and to reach the online application, go to: www.skillsusa.org/educators/lowes.shtml.
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