Bend Senior HS receives $24K grant to upgrade welding program, offer path to certification
Bend High School has been awarded a large grant from the American Welding Society. Learn more here.
BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — Bend Senior High School has been awarded a $24,510 grant from the American Welding Society to upgrade its welding program and give students the opportunity to earn an entry-level, Level 1 welder certification while still in high school.
“We are really excited, since this will allow us to provide our students hands-on experience with the tools and equipment that are being used in the workplace right now, and create a pipeline for local businesses who desperately need these trade professionals,” instructor Chuck Hill said.
The funds were provided through the AWS Foundation as part of a nationally competitive…
R.E. Jewell Elementary students to learn about solar energy, celebrate completion of solar array
Students at R.E. Jewel Elementary will learn about solar energy and build their own solar-powered cars! Find out more here.
BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — On Friday, fifth-graders at R.E. Jewell Elementary School in southeast Bend will take a deep dive lesson into solar energy, learn about how it’s generated and get to build their own solar-powered cars as part of a celebration of the school’s new grant-funded solar array.
The solar array is expected to produce 56 megawatt hours of electricity annually and is on the roof of the school’s new multi-purpose building, funded by the 2017 construction bond.
“I’m excited to walk students through how solar panels work and check out the monitoring system so students can…
New round of Pacific Power Foundation grants tops $300K, focuses on education, STEM learning
The Pacific Power Foundation is donating more than 300K for education and STEM learning. Find out more here.
PORTLAND, Ore. (KTVZ) — Research shows that learning happens best when social, emotional and cognitive growth are connected. High-quality, evidence-based programs are also critical to positive academic outcomes, better attendance and improved graduation rates.
That’s why Pacific Power puts funding and resources behind schools and organizations that work toward these goals and open the doors of opportunity for learners of all ages.
The Pacific Power Foundation, a nonprofit arm of Pacific Power, is donating more than $300,000 in new grant funding across the three states it serves to support organizations that provide education and STEM learning opportunities. From financial literacy classes and early educational intervention programs to…
OSU-Cascades research, sponsored activities attract over $5.7 million in past year
OSU Cascades received more than $5.7 million for research and other grant funding this past fiscal year. Find out more here!
BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — Research and other grant funding at Oregon State University – Cascades reached more than $5.7 million during the past fiscal year ended June 30, a record for the Bend campus.
“OSU-Cascades researchers and experts increasingly fulfill our commitment to Central Oregon, the state and nation, advancing regional economic development priorities and contributing to a growing and innovative branch campus of OSU,” said Andrew Ketsdever, interim vice president of OSU-Cascades.
Research at OSU-Cascades contributes to Oregon State’s leadership as the state’s top comprehensive public research university. This past fiscal year research funding…
Oregon 1st to get US funds for mobile mental health units
Oregon is the first state to receive aid for mobile mental-health units. Learn more here.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced financial support for expansion of mobile mental-health crisis intervention units in Oregon, the first state to receive the aid.
HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra said prioritizing behavioral health treatment by putting crisis care in reach for more Americans is critical, in Oregon and beyond.
He encouraged all states to take advantage of this opportunity.
The new Medicaid-supported plan will allow Oregon to provide community-based stabilization services to individuals experiencing mental health…
Prineville’s Meta campus grants $11,200 to Family Access Network
Meta in Prineville awarded a $11,200 grant to Family Access Network. Find out more here.
Meta’s (previously Facebook) Prineville Data Center just gave a $11,200 Community Action Grant to Family Access Network (FAN).
The funds are meant to assist FAN’s Crook County program, supporting the two advocates in the area.
FAN has connected 474 people in Crook County to crucial needs like clothing, food, and school supplies during the first three quarters of 2021-22.
“FAN is deeply grateful for Prineville Data Center’s support of our services in Crook County, and their long-term commitment to the community,” said Julie N. Lyche, FAN Executive Director. “This grant will help many families in Crook County regain stability, so kids can thrive in…
T-Mobile & BackyardBend Welcome Jackaroo Pies as the $10,000 Grant Winner!
T-Mobile for Business teamed up with BackyardBend to help give a big boost to a small, local business. All of us would like to congratulate Jackaroo Pies as the big winner of the $10,000radio advertising grant to advertise Jackaroo Pies on our four Central Oregon radio stations.
BackyardBend would like to thank T-Mobile for Business for helping local businesses like Jackaroo Pies, the winner of the $10,000 radio advertising grant. Head down to Jackaroo Pies at the Box Factory in Bend today or visit them online at jackroopies.com.