6 Alabama schools among those receiving TVA grants

Program awarded more than $3 million to 106 schools

Six Alabama schools have received a portion of more than $3 million in grants from the Tennessee Valley Authority for energy and learning environment upgrades.

The grants are part of TVA’s School Uplift program.

Both Hazel Green High School and Scottsboro Junior High School received $210,000 grants, with $10,000 each going to Barkley Bridge Elementary School in Hartselle, Hartselle Junior High School and Hollywood Elementary School.

TVA says School Uplift helps save schools about 10% on their energy bills.

The grants awarded reflected the scores each school achieved by cutting energy waste and engaging their school community, as well as a needs-based assessment that determined which school buildings could achieve the greatest energy savings.

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“TVA and our 153 local power company partners have worked to make a positive impact on the communities we serve, and we are especially proud of the impact of our School Uplift program since children are our most important asset,” said Monika Beckner, vice president, TVA Energy Services and Programs. “Reducing energy costs makes more dollars available for educational purposes and improving the quality of the learning environment for both students and teachers helps give every child the opportunity to succeed.”  

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