Classroom Empowerment Grants

It’s that time of the year again, and Egyptian Electric Cooperative is again offering our Touchstone Energy Classroom Empowerment Grants to our local schools within our territory! We are aware that adequate funding for many school systems has been a challenge. Commitment to Community is one of our Touchstone Energy core principles, and we are committed to the communities we serve and want to continue to provide assistance to them.  Eight $500 Classroom Empowerment Grants will be offered and awarded to public and private K-12 schools to help them with projects that will improve educational opportunities for students. Visit the Classroom Empowerment Grant webpage to learn more, and how easy it is to apply! Applications will be accepted until 4 p.m. November 3, 2017, and the grant awards will be announced by December 15, 2017. Download from our website, receive from one of our offices or the coming October Illinois Country Living magazine for the application and information. For questions regarding the Classroom Empowerment Grants, please contact Brooke Guthman at (800) 606-1505 or bguthman@eeca.coop. 

Carruthers Classroom Grant Winners 2016

Classroom Empowerment Grants

As of September 10, 2021 Classroom Grant Applications are now being accepted for the 2021/2022 school year. Applications will be accepted through Friday, November 19, 2021, and announced no later than Friday, December 10, 2021.

It’s that time of the year when Egyptian Electric Cooperative offers our Touchstone Energy Classroom Empowerment Grants to the local schools within our service territory! We continue to be aware that adequate funding for many school systems has been a challenge. Commitment to community is one of our Touchstone Energy core principles, and we are committed to the communities we serve.

There will be TEN $500 Classroom Empowerment Grants that will be awarded to teachers/school administrators for the 2021/2022 school year. This includes public and private K-12 schools to support classroom projects that will improve educational opportunities for students. Winning applications will be based on projects that best serve the purpose of improving the learning environment and/or increasing educational resources for the students. Applicants and schools are eligible to apply every year, even if the applicant has been a previous recipient. Please note, that the school or district does NOT have to receive electric service from Egyptian Electric Cooperative to qualify.

How to apply? 1) Read the information form, 2) complete the one-page application, 3) include a type-written request, and 4) return by the deadline! The grant submissions are due Friday, November 19th and winners will be notified on or before December 10, 2021. Grant application and information/official rules can be found below.

Applications are not limited to public schools, but public schools within our territorial footprint are: Marissa, Sparta, Chester, Pinckneyville, Murphysboro, Elverado, Trico, Carbondale, Steeleville, Red Bud, Carterville and Coulterville.

Applications will be accepted by email to bguthman28@gmail.com (preferably in one .pdf document), by fax to (888) 554-8181, Attn: Brooke Guthman, by mail to Egyptian Electric Cooperative, 1732 Finney Road, Murphysboro, IL 62966, or dropped off to our office drive-thru or outdoor dropbox.

2021 Classroom Grant Application      2021 Classroom Grant Official Rules

2021 Classroom Grant School Packet