Tampa Water Department Funds K-12 Classroom Grants

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TAMPA, FL (September 18, 2014) – For the fifth consecutive year, the City of Tampa Water Department is making $5,000 available to Hillsborough County teachers who want to feature classroom project lessons that include water conservation and awareness.

 “Our children have a critical role in environmental stewardship”, said Brad Baird, Tampa Water Department Director. “We have a responsibility to prepare our children for the time when they will be managing our water resources to the benefit of our communities, our natural environment, and future generations.”

 The Classroom Grants funded by the Water Department range from $250 to $1,000 per project. The Hillsborough Education Foundation administers the funds, which are available to teachers in grades K-12 whose schools are served by both the Tampa Water Department and the Hillsborough Education Foundation.

 The online grant application period runs through October 17, 2014. Applications, eligible schools, and project criteria can be found on the Hillsborough Education website at Apply for a Classroom Grant | Hillsborough Education Foundation. Classroom grant information as well as other environmental education resources can be found on TampaGov.net at Conservation For Educators | City of Tampa.

 For more information, contact the Hillsborough Education Foundation at (813) 574-0273, or the Tampa Water Department at (813) 274-8121 option #5.