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Florida Politics: Duke Energy awards $650K in education-related grants in Florida

Florida Politics: Duke Energy awards $650K in education-related grants in Florida

(April 10, 2021) The grants will be directed to 23 programs across the state.

The Duke Energy Foundation is awarding $653,000 in educational grants directed to students and educators in Florida.

The utility-powerhouse will award grants to 23 nonprofits in an effort to enhance educational programs focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), as well as diversity, equity and inclusion awareness.

“Building a brighter future begins with providing students with the best education and opportunities for success,” Melissa Seixas, Duke Energy Florida president, said in a news release. “These grants are an investment in our communities and will strengthen and support those who are educating our next generation.”

Among the recipients is the Pinellas Education Foundation, which received $180,000 in continuing support of the STEM Academy Program.
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