I&M grant applications now open for Indiana, Michigan teachers

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Teachers across Indiana Michigan Power’s 30 county service area in Indiana and Michigan can now apply for grants for the 2023-2024 school year. American Electric Power’s, I&M’s parent company, Teacher Vision Grant Program supports innovative projects and teachers while enhancing the student academic experience.
Nearly $8,000 from the previous round of AEP Teacher Vision Grants went to 21 teachers, representing 12 different schools, across Indiana and southwest Michigan.
Funds help teachers buy robots, circuity boards for elementary school students, construction tools for students to build bat boxes, and to sponsor Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) camp scholarships.
Projects with any academic focus and a goal to improve student achievement will be considered, although AEP and I&M have a special interest in science, mathematics, technology, the study of energy and a sustainable environment and energy efficiency. Highly regarded projects will incorporate matching funds, community resources, and interdisciplinary or team-teaching projects.
How to Apply
Teachers of grades pre-K through 12, who live and or teach within I&M’s service area or in communities with major I&M facilities, can apply today – midnight EST on Dec. 16, for the 2023-2024 series of grants.
Grant awards can range from $100 to $500. Per school year, a limit of one grant is awarded to a teacher and up to two grants per school or educational organization. Review and awarding of grants may take up to three months.
Applications must be submitted via this application link or by visiting www.aep.com/community/education/grants.
If this is your first time using the AEP online application, please click the “New applicant” link, enter a valid email address, create, and enter a password, enter a federal tax ID number, and begin filling out the application. When you are ready to save for later or to submit, click the
appropriate link.
Upon submission, an email confirmation with a link to your application will be sent to the email address you provided. If you do not receive a confirmation email, your application was not saved or submitted.

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