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Heartland Utilities for Energy Efficiency (HUEE) PSA Video Contest

Opportunity for Missouri and Kansas Middle School Students in Eligible
Counties to Enter a Contest to Increase Awareness of Energy Sustainability

Agency Type:

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Funding Source:

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Greater Kansas City Community Foundation

Deadline Date:

04/12/21 5:00 PM CT

Description:

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Opportunity for Missouri and Kansas students in Grades 6-8 enrolled in schools in eligible counties to enter a contest to increase awareness about energy sustainability and efficiency. Winners will receive funding to improve science education programming and energy efficiency in their schools. This opportunity is open to middle school students attending an accredited public, parochial, or private school in the following counties: Platte, Cass, Clay, Ray, and Jackson in Missouri and Johnson, Wyandotte and, Leavenworth in Kansas.

Organized in 2002, the purpose of Heartland Utilities for Energy Efficiency (HUEE) is to promote energy efficiency through energy education, resources, and actions to help assure a secure energy future for residents of the greater Kansas City area. HUEE provides grants to schools through a public service announcement (PSA) video contest. The contest is an exciting opportunity to engage middle school students to be creative and learn more about energy efficiency and sustainability. The public service announcement (PSA) video contest was designed to create public awareness about energy wasting habits and how to correct those habits in the home and/or school. 

The entry content must address one or more of the following:

  • Create public awareness of how energy is used and where and how it can be conserved (in your school and/or home), or
  • Create public awareness about energy-wasting habits or appliances (in your school and/or home) and how to correct those habits, or
  • Create public awareness about energy conservation alternatives (in your school and/or home), or
  • Create public awareness about renewable energy sources such as solar, geothermal, hydroelectric, wind or hydrogen, and biofuels. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 192855

Number of Grants:

A first, second, and third place grant will be awarded to schools from both Missouri and Kansas.

Estimated Size of Grant:

- First Place: (2) $3,000
- Second Place: (2) $2,000
- Third Place: (2) $1,000

The HUEE Board reserves the right to adjust the grant amounts listed based on number of grants from each state and quality of video at each level.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

This opportunity is open to 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade students attending an accredited public, parochial or private school in the following counties Platte, Cass, Clay, Ray, and Jackson in Missouri and Johnson, Wyandotte and Leavenworth in Kansas. Please refer to the list of eligible schools in Supporting Documents below.

Pre-Application Information:

Important Dates:
- Application Available: August 1, 2020
- Application Deadline: April 12, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. CT
- Notification to all applicants via standard mail and email will be sent in May 2021.
- Video screening for winners will be held in May 2021.

Submission must be made by school sponsor or school administrator. Applicants must submit a release form for each participating student.

Grant Information: https://grants.growyourgiving.org/prog/huee_psa_video_contest/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online: https://grants.growyourgiving.org/prog/129141/apply/

Mail CDs of PSA videos to:
Greater Kansas City Community Foundation: attention: Sarah Forgey
1055 Broadway Suite 130
Kansas City, MO 64105

Contact Person: Sarah Forgey, forgey@growyourgiving.org or 816.627.3444

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Kansas: Johnson, Wyandotte, and Leavenworth counties;   Missouri: Platte, Cass, Clay, Ray, and Jackson counties

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