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January 29, 2013

Midwest Energy introduces new public school grant program

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Written by: Bruce Snook
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Midwest Energy Cooperative has introduced a new program in 2013 to make grants of up to $2500 available for public school systems across its service territory.

The Strengthening Schools Grant Program, a collaborative effort between Midwest Energy Cooperative and Touchstone Energy, makes grants available to public schools for academic/classroom needs and special projects, technology, or specific support for academic clubs and organizations. Any teacher, administrator or school official in a public elementary, middle or high school serving children in the Midwest Energy Cooperative service territory may apply.

“Public schools and teachers are faced with increasingly stringent requirements as they tackle the diverse needs and challenges of today’s students and families. The expectations are increasing while public support is decreasing,” says Patty Nowlin, director of community relations at Midwest Energy Cooperative. “We are all impacted by the collective successes and failures of our public school systems, and Midwest Energy Cooperative wants to engage our membership in helping to impact positive change on behalf of the greater community.”

Each district will be limited to two grant awards per calendar year and funds are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications are due by the 1st of each month and will be reviewed by the 15thof the same month. Eligible public school systems include Addison, Adrian, Bangor, Blissfield. Brandywine, Britton-Deerfield, Cassopolis, Clinton, Constantine, Covert, Dowagiac, Decatur, Edwardsburg, Hartford, Hudson, Lawrence, Lawton, Madison, Marcellus, Mattawan, Morenci, Onsted, Paw Paw, Sand Creek, Schoolcraft, Tecumseh, Three Rivers, Van Buren Skills Center, Vicksburg, Volinia, Watervliet and White Pigeon.

For more information or an application, please visit TeamMidwest.com or contact Lori Ruff, community relations specialist, at 269-445-1139 or by email at lori.ruff@teammidwest.com.

Source:  News release from Midwest Energy Cooperative


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