Teachers in Kent and Sussex counties may earn up to $500 for innovative projects geared toward energy-related issues.

Delmarva Power is accepting applications for its annual Education Mini-Grant Program.

This program provides classroom teachers with grants of up to $500 to support innovative projects that are geared toward energy-related issues, such as wise energy use, local conventional and alternative energy resources, energy-related science content and electric safety. Applications are available in schools or by calling 410-860-6586. The deadline for applications is Friday, Nov. 12.

The grant money can be used for purchasing materials, conducting special lessons, taking field trips and implementing special classroom projects that are not usually funded by school districts.

Grants are available to public and private school teachers in kindergarten through twelfth grade and special education in Kent and Sussex counties in Delaware and in Cecil, Harford and the Eastern Shore counties in Maryland.