Any project that has an academic focus and has a goal to improve student achievement will be considered. AEP has a special interest in science, mathematics, technology, electrical safety and the balanced study of energy and the environment. Grants may be used to purchase equipment, curriculum materials, or to provide field trip transportation. Equipment and trips should be just one component of a well-planned project, integrated with other curriculum materials and activities. Highly regarded projects will incorporate matching funds, community resources, and interdisciplinary or team-teaching projects. Funds may not be used for stipends or meals. Project evaluations and receipts are to be submitted to AEP following the completion of projects. Print or digital pictures may be used to enhance project summaries. AEP may use the photos for publicity purposes.