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Mini-Grants Available to Educators for STEM Activities

STEM. Science, technology, engineering, mathematics.

Apply for FAO’s Southwestern Energy Grants by October 27

Southwestern Energy (SWN) and the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) are partnering to support STEM education activities in classrooms by offering mini-grants in Guernsey, Monroe, and Noble counties.

Public school educators are invited to apply for a grant beginning September 22 until October 27 for projects supporting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) activities. Applications are available on FAO’s Grant Opportunities page at

“A core pillar of Southwestern Energy’s community outreach program is supporting education and STEM efforts in the areas in which we operate,” Amy Dobkin, community relations manager at Southwestern Energy, said. “Our company is committed to supporting educators in their mission to deliver unique and creative experiences for Appalachian Ohio students, and we are so excited to make this grant opportunity available in the region.”

Grant requests may not exceed $500 with a total of $9,000 available to award. Any K-12 educators in public schools serving students in Guernsey, Monroe, and Noble counties may apply. Grants will be used during the remainder of the 2021-2022 school year.

Together, SWN and FAO will address pressing educational needs by supporting and providing mini-grants toward STEM-based learning materials, opportunities, and experiences. These grants will work to improve education and generate transformative change within Appalachian Ohio.

Education is a focus area for FAO, making up one of five Pillars of Prosperity. These Pillars represent an essential piece to the quality of life in Appalachian Ohio. Along with Education, the other Pillars of Prosperity are: Arts & Culture, Community & Economic Development, Environmental Stewardship, and Health & Human Services. To learn more, visit

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