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.