The utility's Indiana headquarters is in Plainfield.
The Duke Energy Foundation is awarding about $400,000 to statewide literacy programs. Eighteen Hoosier schools and districts are receiving funding for school-year and summer reading initiatives.
Duke Energy Indiana President Melody Birmingham-Byrd says funding reading programs is crucial to the state's educational achievement, saying grade-level reading "is one of the strongest indicators of whether that child will succeed in school and in life."
The projects being funded include a Monroe County Community Schools immersive summer remedial reading program for struggling first- and second-grade students and a four-week literacy camp for Kokomo School Corp. first- and second-grade students.
The summer reading program grant recipients include:
Clarksville Community School Corporation $16,000 Crawford County Community School Corporation $19,500 Decatur Community Schools $14,150 Eastwood Elementary School $6,200 Foundation of Monroe County Community Schools $23,655 Greater Clark County Schools $19,150 Hamilton Heights School Corporation $25,257 Kokomo School Corporation $24,722 Lafayette School Corporation $23,824 MSD Martinsville Schools $22,896 Milan Community Schools Corporation $19,187 MSD of North Posey County $25,000 New Castle Community School Corporation $8,205 North Knox School Corporation $25,000 North Lawrence Community Schools $14,776 Salem Community Schools Corporation $18,560 South Vermillion Community Schools $25,000 Vigo County School Corporation $24,394
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