Eastern Illini Electric Co-op is proud to continue our Empowering Education Grant Program designed to award each school district in our service territory an education grant of up to $500 each year.
The Empowering Education Grant Program is designed to help fund projects that will inspire and benefit students. Eastern Illini’s President/CEO Bob Hunzinger noted, “We are excited to be able to help students in our communities. With our service territory being so spread out, we think this grant program is a practical way to reach our entire service territory.”
The 2022/23 application deadline was December 9. Winners will be announced by the end of February.
Any teacher who teaches grades K-12 at any public or private school located in Eastern Illini’s service territory is eligible to apply for an Eastern Illini Electric Co-op Empowering Education Grant.
The deadline for the grant program is mid-December each year. Grants are then awarded in January and February of the next year.
We have a very simple online application process. Teachers may apply between September and December.
Yes, but each school district is only guaranteed one grant per year. If additional funds are available, a district could earn more than one grant.
No, a teacher may only apply for one grant per school year.
In order to allow as many teachers as possible to receive grants, teachers are allowed to win a grant once every three years.
No! Any project that positively impacts students is eligible for an Empowering Education Grant.
The maximum grant amount for each grant is $500. Some grant requests may be partially funded.
Several qualities, including innovative learning experiences for students, a clearly defined plan of implementation, how it directly involves students, and providing an adequate budget summary.
Grant winners will be notified as they are approved. There is no set time frame on announcements.
A panel of judges will review the applications and select the Eastern Illini Empowering Education Grant recipients.
Yes! Our program accepts applications from private schools.