September 23, 2008

Applications Now Available to Teachers for DTE Energy Foundation Mini Grants for Educators

DETROIT, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The DTE Energy Foundation is accepting applications for its Energy & Our World Mini Grants for Educators program. The program has awarded nearly $800,000 since 1990 to teachers statewide to fund science projects that encourage students' curiosity and excitement about energy.

"These grants provide teachers with funding for special science projects that school budgets typically cannot afford," said Carol Moore, DTE Energy Education and Community Relations representative. "Last year the program awarded grants to 142 teachers for really wonderful projects that helped students better understand energy and the energy industry."

Teachers of grades K-12 in public, non-public and charter schools within DTE Energy's service territory may apply for the grants. Recipients will be selected by a panel of education personnel, who will look for the best interdisciplinary projects that incorporate problem-solving, decision-making and critical thinking skills. Grants typically range from $50 to $250, but some proposals may be funded for more.

This year the DTE Energy Foundation is especially interested in funding projects that teach students about power generation, energy distribution, renewable energy technologies, environmental issues and energy conservation.

For more information and to apply for an Energy & Our World Mini Grant, go to or contact Carol Moore at (313) 235-7012 or [email protected]

All applications must be postmarked by Friday, November 21. Grants will be awarded first quarter 2009.

DTE Energy

CONTACT: Eileen Dixon, +1-313-235-9154, or Lorie Kessler,+1-313-235-8807, both of DTE Energy

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