Dominion Virginia Power Announces $1.3 Million In Education Grants

Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:00am EDT

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- Program awards up to $50,000 each for exceptional higher education projects;
up to $10,000 each for K-12 projects

RICHMOND, Va.,  March 20, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- School teachers and college
faculty members in  Virginia, including the Dominion Virginia Power service
area, are eligible for  $1.3 million  in educational support grants to help
their students under a program sponsored by the company's charitable foundation.

"Technological advances in the fields of energy and protection of the
environment are vital to the future of our youth," said  Thomas F. Farrell II,
chairman, president and chief executive officer. "These grants will support
teaching and training for the next generation."  

The Dominion Foundation is accepting applications for grants for programs that
help students in grades kindergarten through college and post-secondary training
schools. The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources (NYSE:
D), of which Dominion Virginia Power is a subsidiary.

Dominion  K-12 Educational Partnership  grants are available in awards of up to 
$10,000  each. These awards help students strengthen their mathematics and
science skills by studying energy and the environment. The majority of the
grants will range from  $1,000 to $5,000, with a few grants ranging from  $5,000
to $10,000  for exceptional projects. The program also offers mini-grants up to 
$1,000  for projects that enhance the teaching of mathematics or science.
Information is available online at

Dominion  Higher Educational Partnership  grants are for programs in business,
skilled craft, engineering, environmental and technical studies and for
student-led conservation programs in colleges, community colleges and
post-secondary training schools. Grants up to  $50,000  each will be awarded for
exceptional programs, based in part on having immediate benefits for students,
the campus and the community. Information is available online at

Applications must be submitted online by  May 1  for new projects for the
2013-2014 school year. Information, the application form and a listing of
eligible locations are  available on Dominion's website at, search:

Educators in  Connecticut,  Maryland,  New York,  North Carolina,  Ohio, 
Pennsylvania,  Rhode Island,  Virginia  and  West Virginia  are encouraged to
check their eligibility.

Dominion is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy,
with a portfolio of approximately 27,500 megawatts of generation, 11,000 miles
of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline and 6,300 miles of
electric transmission lines.  Dominion operates one of the nation's largest
natural gas storage system with 947 billion cubic feet of storage capacity and
serves retail energy customers in 15 states. For more information about
Dominion, visit the company's website at

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