$2,500 Co-op Community Grants Available

$2,500 Co-op Community Grant Application Form

 Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative is offering two schools the chance to receive a $2,500 Co-op Community Grant. The two grants, totaling $5,000, are comprised of RECC’s contribution of $2,500 and matching funds provide by CoBank’s Sharing Success program.  Only one grant may be given within the same school district. Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative reserves the right to photograph the grant winners and use the photos for publicity purposes. Projects must be completed within the 2018-2019 school year. Recipients must provide written proof of completion detailing how the grant funds were used.

All applications should include the following details:

  1. A description of the project and what it will accomplish.
  2. The estimated cost of the project itemized if appropriate.
  3. An explanation of why outside funds are necessary to carry out the project.
  4. When the project would be completed.
  5. The number of people affected by the project.
  6. Are items purchased reusable and will they benefit future students.

Eligibility is limited to schools located in RECC’s service area. Teachers and administrators of K-12 public and private schools may apply. While electricity and energy are not required to be the central topics of any project, entries that do include energy education will be weighted more favorably.

Deadline: Application forms must be received at Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative’s office by mail, drop-off delivery or e-mail no later than September 15, 2018. Awards will be announced by November 1, and the project must be completed by May 31, 2019.

Judging Process:

Applications will be reviewed by an impartial panel of judges. If necessary, applicants may be contacted for additional information.


Applicant’s Name ________________________________________ Title ______________________________


School Name ______________________________________________________________________________


School Address ____________________________________________________________________________


Daytime Phone Number (       ) _____________________ E-mail _____________________________________


Signed: _______________________________________ Date: _____________________________________

(Teacher or Administrator)


Contact Information:  

Mail to:            Sandy Lex, Member Services Liaison

E-mail to:         sandy.lex@recc.coop

Phone:             (217) 438-6198