Three EGUSD high school academy programs awarded California Partnership Academy Clean Technology & Renewable Energy grants
January 4, 2012
Three Elk Grove Unified School District high school academy programs have each been awarded $465,000 California Partnership Academy Clean Technology & Renewable Energy grants from the California Department of Education.
Elk Grove Unified received three of the 21 grants available statewide. The grants will be dispersed to schools over the course of four years. The awards provide $15,000 in planning grants for each school during the 2011/2012 school year and $150,000 per year in implementation grants for three subsequent years. Funding will sustain academy programs for an additional three years and will enhance career/technical education to better prepare students for real world careers in clean technology and renewable energy.
The following academy programs were recipients of the grant:
The Clean Technology & Renewable Energy grants were made possible with the passage of Senate Bill X11 to support the development and operation of California Partnership Academies in this focus area. Any school district, county office of education or direct-funded charter school was eligible to apply for this grant.