Education Grants for Schools



Corn Belt Energy is accepting applications for our annual Education Grants Program. Six schools that serve children of Corn Belt Energy electric members will be eligible to receive a grant. Five of these schools will each be awarded $1,500 and one school will be awarded the $2,000 Jeff Reeves Memorial Education Grant to fund innovative programs that enrich students’ education; the school does not need to receive electricity from Corn Belt Energy to be eligible.

The Jeff Reeves Memorial Education Grant was established to honor the memory of Corn Belt Energy former President and CEO, Jeff Reeves. Jeff served his entire professional career of over 40 years at Corn Belt Energy, 34 of those as the cooperative’s third President and CEO. Teachers and administrators of public or private K-12 schools may apply. Multiple projects within the same school can be combined to a total of the grant amount earned. We reserve the right to take pictures of the winners and they may appear in our member newsletter and on our website. An impartial panel of judges will review the grant applications and preference will be given to projects and programs that enhance learning and are not currently being funded through the school’s budget.

For more information, please contact Hillary Cherry, Director of Communications & Public Image, at 309-662-5330 x250.



Below is a list of the 2022 Corn Belt Energy Education Grant Recipients.

2022 Jeff Reeves Memorial Education Grant Recipient:
Regional Alternative School
Recipient: Brad O’Kraski


2022 Education Grant Recipients:
Chiddix Junior High School
Recipient: Jason Smith

Eugene Field School
Recipient: Jordan Newton-Gonzalez

Hall High School
Recipient: Jessica Strouss

Millikin Elementary School
Recipient: Angela Krause

Somonauk High School
Recipient: Johnathan Liechty

 

DEADLINE FOR THE 2023 EDUCATION GRANT APPLICATIONS: Grant Application must be submitted by December 31, 2022.