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Touchstone Energy Classroom Technology 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:

01/15/18 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. Projects utilizing technology or tangible equipment and that are not covered by the school's budget will be given priority.

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 include:
- $2,000 to Ashley Community Schools, to buy and mount a ceiling projector in the gym for community events;
- $2,000 to Beal City Elementary, to upgrade classroom projectors;
- $941.58 to Central Montcalm Elementary, to install an interactive whiteboard and purchase coding toys for preschoolers;
- $1,953.96 to Charlotte’s Parkview Elementary, to purchase engineering kits for all classrooms;
- $1,875.12 to Farwell Elementary, to add refurbished iPads and Osmo classroom kits in each kindergarten classroom;
- $2,000 to Fulton High School and Middle School, to update classroom projectors;
- $2,000 to Grand Ledge Neff Elementary, to provide alternative seating options for kindergarten classrooms;
- $1,800 to Ionia High School, to provide a power hookup to a donated industrial robotic arm;
- $1,099 to Lakeview Elementary and Middle schools, for schoolwide bullying prevention materials;
- $1,162.40 to Lakewood High School, to supply materials for their robotics team;
- $2,000 to Leslie’s Woodworth Elementary, to purchase Chromebooks for special needs students;
- $1,671.24 to Reed City Area Schools, to purchase headphones, programmable robots, and 3D printers for various grades;
-$2,000 to St. Michael School, Remus, to buy two iPads and Osmo kits to start a traveling classroom cart; and
- $2,000 to Vestaburg Community School, to upgrade the district announcement system and speakers with new safety technology.

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, 2018.

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.

Eligible 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:

Grant applications must be received at the office by 5:00 PM Monday, January 15, 2018.

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, 2018.

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 Jayne Graham 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 Education Grant Application and direct any questions to Jayne Graham:

HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative
7973 E. Grand River Avenue
Portland MI 48875

Phone: 517-647-1252 (1-800-821-4956, ext. 1252)
Fax: 517-647-4856

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Geographic Focus:

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