Co-op Community Grants

Each year, Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative offers four organizations the chance to receive a Co-op Community Grant. The four grants, totaling $20,000, are comprised of RECC’s contribution of $10,000 and matching funds provide by CoBank’s Sharing Success program.  Only one grant may be given within the same organization, and we do try to spread the funds across our territory to be sure all communities may benefit from this program.  Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative reserves the right to photograph the grant winners and use the photos for publicity purposes. Recipients must provide written proof of completion detailing how the grant funds were used.

Eligibility is limited to organizations that are located in RECC’s service area.

Deadline: Application forms must be received at Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative’s office by mail, drop-off delivery or e-mail by May 3rd, 2024.  Awards will be announced in mid-May of each year.

Judging Process:  Applications will be reviewed by an impartial panel of judges. If necessary, applicants may be contacted for additional information. If you prefer, you can download the application, fill it out and send it to me by the deadline.

Please contact Julie Waghorn, Member Services Liaison, with any questions (217) 438-6198.

You may apply below, or attach a document with all required information.   

Thank you for your interest in our Cooperative Community Grants. Unfortunately, our deadline for application submittal has passed. Please look for applications to open again in early 2025.