Every once in a while, teachers need a little extra “fuel” to help get things done at school.
Recognizing this need, Chevron recently launched its annual Fuel Your School grants program in Contra Costa County and beyond.
As part of the Fuel Your School Program, public school teachers can apply online for grants of $1,000 or less to help power educational projects in their classrooms. The project submission period runs now through 11:59 p.m. November 3, 2017, and Chevron advises teachers to apply early to have a better chance of receiving funding.
“Chevron recognizes the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education to the future and Chevron encourages classroom project requests that support STEM education,” the company stated on its website re: grant guidelines.
All K-12 public schools in Contra Costa County are eligible to receive funding; teachers, librarians, guidance counselors and school nurses that meet DonorsChoose.org eligibility requirements at eligible schools may submit classroom project requests.
According to Chevron, teachers can apply for grants for classroom projects by logging on to www.DonorsChoose.org. This year, the program is also accepting eligible DonorsChoose.org requests for student-led projects and so-called “Student Life Essentials” projects, which can encompass funding requests for warm clothing, personal hygiene products and food for at-risk students.
Throughout October, Chevron will donate $1 each time drivers purchase eight or more gallons of fuel at participating Chevron and Texaco gas stations to help “fuel schools” by funding teacher projects. The company also encourages its employees and consumers to make their own individual contributions to Fuel Your School projects on DonorsChoose.org.
Up to one million dollars is available in funding by Chevron for projects in Contra Costa County and nearby Alameda County, per the company on its Fuel Your School website.
-Kathy Chouteau, email@example.com