Dominion Virginia Power Announces $1.3 Million In Education Grants - Program awards up to $50,000 each for exceptional higher education projects; up to $10,000 each for K-12 projects

- Grades K-12 grants focus on energy, environment; higher education grants support developing workforce knowledge, skills

- Online applications due by May 1

RICHMOND, Va., March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- School teachers and college faculty members in Virginia, including the Dominion Virginia Power service area, are eligible for $1.3 million in educational support grants to help their students under a program sponsored by the company's charitable foundation.

"Technological advances in the fields of energy and protection of the environment are vital to the future of our youth," said Thomas F. Farrell II, chairman, president and chief executive officer. "These grants will support teaching and training for the next generation."

The Dominion Foundation is accepting applications for grants for programs that help students in grades kindergarten through college and post-secondary training schools. The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources (NYSE: D), of which Dominion Virginia Power is a subsidiary.

Dominion K-12 Educational Partnership grants are available in awards of up to $10,000 each. These awards help students strengthen their mathematics and science skills by studying energy and the environment. The majority of the grants will range from $1,000 to $5,000, with a few grants ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 for exceptional projects. The program also offers mini-grants up to $1,000 for projects that enhance the teaching of mathematics or science. Information is available online at http://www.dom.com/about/education/grants/index.jsp

Dominion Higher Educational Partnership grants are for programs in business, skilled craft, 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 http://www.dom.com/about/education/grants/higher-educational-partnership.jsp

Applications must be submitted online by May 1 for new projects for the 2013-2014 school year. Information, the application form and a listing of eligible locations are available on Dominion's website at www.dom.com, search: grants.

Educators in Connecticut, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia and West Virginia are encouraged to check their eligibility.

Dominion is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 27,500 megawatts of generation, 11,000 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline and 6,300 miles of electric transmission lines.  Dominion operates one of the nation's largest natural gas storage system with 947 billion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves retail energy customers in 15 states. For more information about Dominion, visit the company's website at www.dom.com.

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