School Grants

Attention Teachers and Administrators!

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Touchstone Energy
Classroom Empowerment Grants



Enter Touchstone Energy’s Classroom Empowerment Grant Competition and your submission could win up to $1,000 to fund classroom and educational enhancement projects!

Touchstone Energy Classroom Empowerment Grants are being funded by SouthEastern Illinois Electric Cooperative (SEIEC) for the 2017-2018 school year. See the enclosed fact sheet for more information about Touchstone Energy or log on to To apply for a grant, send a double-spaced typewritten request (not to exceed 3 pages) that includes the following:

1.     A description of the project and what it will accomplish

2.     The estimated cost of the project

3.     An explanation of why outside funds are necessary to complete the project

4.     Whether funding options have been pursued, and if so, how

5.     When project will be completed

6.     The number of people affected by the project

7.     If the project’s goals are measurable, and how

8.     How the project ties in Touchstone Energy’s four core values of integrity, accountability, innovation and commitment to community

Photos and supporting data are optional. Grant applications must be received at SEIEC by November 10, 2017. For questions, please call SEIEC at (618) 273-3806 or e-mail Stefanie Tripp at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Entries will be evaluated by an impartial panel of judges. Awards will be announced on January 12, 2018.

Since 2006, SEIEC has distributed a total of $46,400 Touchstone Energy Classroom Empowerment Grants throughout the Cooperative’s service area.