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O&R Extends Deadline to Enter STEM Classroom Grants Competition

Winners to be Awarded up to $1,000 Each for Outstanding Student Programs

If you are a teacher or a youth group leader, it’s still not too late to apply for one of Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc.’s (O&R) popular STEM Classroom Grants.

The deadline to submit proposals has been extended to Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 5:00 pm.

Educators can apply on O&R’s website: STEM Classroom Grants Program.

O&R will make STEM Classroom Grants of up to $1,000 each to educators at schools (pre-kindergarten through grade 12) and youth group leaders for the 2021-2022 school year in communities located within O&R’s service area. That service area includes Rockland and parts of Orange and Sullivan counties in New York, and parts of Bergen, Passaic and Sussex counties in New Jersey. 

Those outstanding proposals should ride the cutting edge of creativity, focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Give us your best and we’ll give you $1,000. Past winning proposal topics have ranged from drone crop monitoring and robotic competitions, to hydroponics and 3-D printed solar vehicle construction.

Grants will be awarded based on a review by the O&R STEM Education Advisory Council, a panel of educators and engineers assembled by O&R expressly for this process.

About O&R

Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R), a wholly owned subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc., one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies, is a regulated utility. O&R provides electric service to approximately 300,000 customers in southeastern New York State (where its franchise name is Orange & Rockland) and northern New Jersey (where it’s Rockland Electric Company) and natural gas service to approximately 130,000 customers in New York.