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Duke Energy Florida’s parent donates $715,000 to Florida nonprofits

These “2019 Powerful Communities” grants are meant to serve low-income and underrepresented areas.
Duke Energy Florida's parent company, Duke Energy, gave $715,000 in workforce development grants to Florida nonprofits. Pictured are Duke Energy workers after Hurricane Irma in 2017. [CHRIS URSO | Times (2017)] [CHRIS URSO | Tampa Bay Times]
Published Aug. 20

Duke Energy, Duke Energy Florida’s parent company, gave $3.6 million in grants for workforce development initiatives, $715,000 of which went to Florida nonprofits, the company announced Tuesday. These “2019 Powerful Communities” grants are meant to serve low-income and underrepresented areas.

Six Tampa Bay organizations received unspecified grants. Amskills Apprenticeship Foundation, an engineering foundation that trains graduating high school students and adults, received a grant for its Hernando, Pasco and Pinellas county branches. The Florida Education Foundation’s “Next Generation Summer Science and Math STEMposium” also received a grant to cover teacher scholarships and designing curriculum; it hosts a Hillsborough event at Middleton High School.

Other Tampa Bay recipients included the Florida Chapter of American Association of Blacks in Energy (Pinellas and Polk counties), Pasco-Hernando State College Foundation Inc., St/ Petersburg College Foundation and the University of South Florida Foundation.

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