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BRING MORE ENERGY TO YOUR COURSES

With the Tech School Grant Program, you can earn extra funding to give students enhanced, real-world experience with propane, and better prepare them for the jobs of tomorrow. Through this program, you can receive up to $10,000 of grant money by incorporating a provided curriculum into your program, and completing a few other requirements like acquiring specific propane tools and equipment that will take hands-on learning to new heights.

Propane-Specific
Curriculum

Add the Overview of Propane Distribution Systems course or HVAC and Plumber Technical Training course to your program for a professionally developed study of propane topics. Each course includes videos, quizzes, instructor material, and more.

Professional
Tools & Equipment

Get funding for advanced tools that help students learn about propane in a hands-on way, including propane regulator tests, propane hydrometers, and pressure regulating devices.

Propane
Appliances

Grant funds help you acquire propane appliances so students can get a closer look at water heaters, furnaces, boilers, and more.


Program Tiers & Requirements

Schools that apply can choose between two tiers. Each tier has different requirements to qualify for the grant.

Tier 1: Up to $5,000

Requirements Overview

To qualify for a Tier 1 grant, schools must:

Curriculum: Overview of Propane Distribution Systems for HVAC and Plumbing Professionals

This foundational course delivers all the basics of propane systems in a condensed 8-hour program. See what the course is all about, and hear what other instructors are saying.

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Required Tools, Supplies, and Appliances

  • Propane Regulator Test and Demo Training Board: Includes a 2-stage system, and integral 2-stage regulator, and an integral 2 psi regulator with an appliance regulator. The system must be able to demonstrate 3 different types of leak checks, flow and lockup of each regulator in the system, and be able to demonstrate undersized gas piping and/or regulator issues. The supply source can be compressed air or other inert gas.
  • Propane Regulator Cutaway: Either an integral 2-stage or a 2nd stage
  • Pressure Measuring Devices: Water manometer with range up to 16″ w.c., 0-300 psi gauge and a 0-30 psi gauge
  • Liquid Leak Detector Solution
  • Gas Pipe, Tubing and Fittings Samples: Black iron pipe, copper tubing and CSST with bonding clamp
  • Propane Hydrometer and Supply Source Cylinder: With proper hose and fittings for liquid transfer outside of a building
  • Propane Gas Appliance: On-demand water heater or furnace, and propane supply tank or cylinder

Tier 2: Up to $10,000

Requirements Overview

To qualify for a Tier 2 grant, schools must:

  • Incorporate the HVAC and Plumber Technical Training course into instruction
  • Appoint a Propane Advisor
  • Encourage students to seek certification through PERC’s Learning Center
  • Purchase the required propane tools, supplies, and appliances (outlined below)

Curriculum: HVAC and Plumber Technical Training

This advanced one to two week course takes a deeper dive into trade-specific topics, with included lab time that allows students to get even more hands-on experience.

Required Tools, Supplies, and Appliances

  • Propane Regulator Test and Demo Training Board: Includes a 2-stage system, and integral 2-stage regulator, and an integral 2 psi regulator with an appliance regulator. The system must be able to demonstrate 3 different types of leak checks, flow and lockup of each regulator in the system, and be able to demonstrate undersized gas piping and/or regulator issues. The supply source can be compressed air or other inert gas.
  • Propane Regulator Cutaway: Either an integral 2-stage or a 2nd stage
  • Pressure Measuring Devices: Water manometer with range up to 16″ w.c., 0-300 psi gauge and a 0-30 psi gauge
  • Liquid Leak Detector Solution
  • Gas Pipe, Tubing and Fittings Samples: Black iron pipe, copper tubing and CSST with bonding clamp
  • Propane Hydrometer and Supply Source Cylinder: With proper hose and fittings for liquid transfer outside of a building
  • Propane Gas Appliance: On-demand water heater or furnace, and propane supply tank or cylinder
  • Natural Draft Propane Appliance: Tank water heater, vented fireplace, or space heater
  • Category III Propane Appliance: Central heating or boiler
  • Category IV Propane Appliance: Forced warm air furnace
  • Venting Components: Single wall pipe, double wall B-vent pipe, stainless steel pipe, PVC or other category IV vent pipe material

How It Works

Schools may apply for either Tier 1 or Tier 2 grants.

Applications will be accepted from August 15th, 2020 until October 1st, 2020. Each school applying will be eligible for one grant. Grant recipients will be notified by email by October 31st.

Schools that win a grant will receive 75 percent of their funding upon acceptance into the program. The remaining 25 percent will be rewarded upon proof of meeting all the requirements of the chosen tier.

Selected schools will have until April 1, 2021 to meet the requirements of their tier in order to receive their full grant payment. See the official program guidelines.

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Apply Today

Once you’ve determined the appropriate grant tier for your school, complete the form below to get your application started. (Recipients will be notified by October 31st.)