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Touchstone Energy Classroom S.T.E.A.M. Grants

Grants to Michigan K-12 Schools in Eligible Counties
for Educational Projects and Equipment

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Touchstone Energy - HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative

Deadline Date:

01/15/19 5:00 PM Receipt


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Grants of up to $2,000 to Michigan public and private K-12 schools in eligible counties for innovative learning enrichment projects. Funding is intended for projects in the areas of science, arts, math, and technology. Priority will be given to projects utilizing technology or tangible equipment that are not covered by the school's budget.

Schools in the following counties may apply: Barry, Clare, Clinton, Eaton, Gratiot, Ingham, Ionia, Isabella, Jackson, Mecosta, Montcalm, Osceola, and Saginaw.

Some examples of previous grants:
- Classroom software licenses for 3-D CAD/CAM software
- Mobile iPad or laptop labs
- Interactive document cameras (ELMOs)
- Video camera with high-quality audio for a band program
- A soil erosion demonstration table and rock tumbler
- Leap Frog/Leapster reading units
- Electronic balance scales for a science classroom
- Electric wiring kits for an Industrial Arts classroom
- A used telescope
- Laptop hardware upgrades
- Web based social studies and math programs

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 143478

Estimated Size of Grant:

The total amount given to any one project, or to any one school district in a grant year, is $2,000.

Term of Contract:

Grant funds must be claimed by October 1, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Teachers and administrators of public or private K-12 schools may apply.

Eligible counties: Barry, Clare, Clinton, Eaton, Gratiot, Ingham, Ionia, Isabella, Jackson, Mecosta, Montcalm, Osceola, and Saginaw.

Public school districts include: Alma, Ashley, Beal City, Big Rapids, Carson City-Crystal, Central Montcalm, Charlotte, Chippewa Hills, Clare, Dewitt, Eaton Rapids, Evart, Farwell, Fowler, Fulton, Grand Ledge, Ionia, Ithaca, Lakeview, Lakewood, Leslie, Maple Valley, Mason, Montabella, Morley-Stanwood, Mt. Pleasant, Oneida, Ovid-Elsie, Pewamo-Westphalia, Portland, Potterville, Reed City, Saranac, St. Johns, Shepherd, Stockbridge, Vestaburg.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be received at the office by 5:00 PM Tuesday, January 15, 2019.

All applicants will receive a letter or email with a “yes” or “no” answer. You should hear back from the Foundation no later than February 15, 2019.

To get the actual money, submit the purchase invoice, order confirmation, or other proof of purchase (including total cost and the supplier’s name and address) to Charly Markwart at HomeWorks for reimbursement. Invoices received by Monday will usually be paid on the following Thursday.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Email, fax, or mail your completed Classroom S.T.E.A.M. Grant application to:

HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative
Attn: Charly Markwart
7973 E. Grand River Avenue
Portland MI 48875

Fax: 517-647-4856
Phone: 517-647-1210

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Michigan: Barry, Clare, Clinton, Eaton, Gratiot, Ingham, Ionia, Isabella, Jackson, Mecosta, Montcalm, Osceola, and Saginaw Counties