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PG&E Awards $250,000 In Bright Ideas Grants To California Schools

12/09/2014

39 Schools in Northern and Central California Receive Funding for Energy Projects

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing commitment to renewable energy education and powering California's future, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today announced 39 recipients who will receive Bright Ideas Grants totaling $250,000.

The Bright Ideas Grants program helps to support the understanding of renewable energy in public schools throughout Northern and Central California. Grants of up to $10,000 have been awarded to credentialed teachers, professors, instructors, principals, deans, department heads, district administrators and facilities managers within five major categories listed below:

  • Educational Solar Projects
  • Youth Energy and Environmental Programs
  • Renewable Energy or Science Related Field Trips
  • Green Your School Projects
  • Professional Development/Service Learning Projects/ Workforce Development Programs

"PG&E is pleased to support innovative educational programs that teach local students in our communities about renewable energy," said PG&E President Chris Johns. "The Bright Ideas Grant program is dedicated to teachers throughout Northern and Central California who are inspiring young people to dream up the next big ideas in sustainable energy."

Since 2005, the PG&E Bright Ideas Grants Program has contributed more than $2.5 million to 409 schools throughout PG&E's service area. K-12 public schools located in Northern and Central California are eligible to apply for PG&E Bright Ideas Grants through November 1, 2014. For a complete list of this year's winners and to apply, visit www.pge.com/brightideas.

School City

School Name

Grant Amount

Bakersfield

Frank West Elementary School

$10,000

Davis

Marguerite Montgomery Elementary School

$10,000

Eureka

Zane Middle School

$10,000

Fairfax

White Hill Middle School

$10,000

Lamont

Alicante Avenue Elementary School

$10,000

Madera

Madera High School

$10,000

Morro Bay

Morro Bay High School

$10,000

Mountain View

Crittenden and Graham Middle Schools

$10,000

Oakland

East Bay Innovation Academy

$10,000

Oakland

Epic Middle School

$10,000

Oakland

Life Academy of Health and Biscience

$10,000

Penngrove

Penngrove Elementary School

$10,000

Piedmont

Piedmont High School

$10,000

Sacramento

Leonardo da Vinci eK-8 School

$10,000

San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo County Office of Education

$10,000

Saratoga

Walden West

$10,000

West Sacramento

River City High School

$10,000

Paso Robles

Paso Robles High School

$5,500

Clovis

Buchanan High School

$5,000

Clovis

Clovis High School

$5,000

Fortuna

Redwood Preparatory Charter School

$5,000

Fremont

American High School

$5,000

Fresno

Fancher Creek Elementary School

$5,000

Laytonville

Laytonville Unified School District

$5,000

Manteca

George McParland School

$5,000

San Francisco

El Dorado Elementary School

$5,000

San Francisco

San Francisco Community School

$5,000

San Jose

Holly Oak Elementary School

$5,000

Santa Rosa

Mattie Washburn Elementary School

$5,000

Woodland

Plainfield Elementary School

$5,000

Aptos

Mar Vista Elementary School

$2,500

Oceano

Oceano Elementary School

$2,500

Sacramento

Leonardo da Vinci eK-8 School

$2,500

Aptos

Aptos Junior High School

$1,000

Arroyo Grande

Arroyo Grande High School

$1,000

Benicia

Benicia High School

$1,000

Orangevale

Louis Pasteur Middle School

$1,000

Pleasant Hill

Gregory Gardens Elementary School

$1,000

Richmond

Valley View

$1,000

San Jose

Katherine Smith Elementary School

$1,000

About PG&E

Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), and the PG&E Corporation Foundation strive to power strong communities throughout Northern and Central California. In 2013, PG&E contributed more than $23 million to more than 1,300 charitable organizations, including matching the generosity of employees who donated more than $6.5 million and volunteered more than 48,000 hours to company-supported events. Community investments are funded entirely by the company's shareholders. For more information, visit  http://www.pge.com/en/about/community/index.page.

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