Dominion Offers $1 Million in Educational Grants

-- Grants to focus on energy, environment and workforce development
-- Program awards up to $50,000 for higher education projects; up to $2,500 for K-12 programs
-- Online applications due May 31

RICHMOND, Va., April 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion Resources announced today that it will provide $1 million in educational grants to schools within the company's geographic footprint through its philanthropic arm, the Dominion Foundation. The grants will focus on outstanding energy and environmental programs for students from kindergarten through college. The higher education grants also will include workforce development programs.

"Once again, Dominion is inviting eligible schools and educational nonprofits to apply for grants designed to support quality educational programming," said Hunter A. Applewhite, president of the Dominion Foundation. "As an energy company, we believe it is important to encourage young people to learn and gain experience with the advanced technologies that will protect the environment while providing a secure energy future for generations to come."

Eligible organizations in targeted areas of Connecticut, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and other areas within Dominion's footprint can submit applications through May 31, 2016. Recipients will be announced in August.

For complete details, including sample proposals and links to online applications, please visit www.dom.com, search: educational grants.

The Higher Educational Partnership grants are for programs in business, skilled craft, energy, engineering, environmental and technical studies, and for student-led conservation programs in colleges, community colleges and post-secondary training schools. Grants up to $50,000 each will be awarded for exceptional programs, based in part on having immediate benefits for students, the campus and the community. Information is available online at https://www.dom.com/highered.

The K-12 Educational Partnership grants are available in awards up to $2,500 each. These awards help students strengthen their mathematics and science skills through the study of energy and the environment. Information is available online at https://www.dom.com/k12.

Dominion (NYSE: D), headquartered in Richmond, is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy. The Dominion Foundation is dedicated to improving the physical, social and economic well-being of the communities served by Dominion companies. The Foundation supports nonprofit causes that meet basic human needs, protect the environment, promote education and encourage community vitality. For more information, visit www.dom.com.

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For further information: Cora Argotti (804) 771-6115; Cora.M.Argotti@dom.com; Bonita Harris (757) 857-2700, Bonita.B.Harris@dom.com; Charles Penn (703) 796-9308, Charles.Penn@dom.com