Education Grants for Schools

Education Grants for Schools

Each spring, Corn Belt Energy supports innovation in the classroom through our Education Grants Program. Five schools that serve children of Corn Belt electric members will each be awarded $1,500 to fund a specific program or project that enhances education. In addition, one school will be awarded the $2,000 Jeff Reeves Memorial Education Grant. The Jeff Reeves Memorial Education Grant was established to honor the memory of Corn Belt Energy former President and CEO, Jeff Reeves.

Public or private schools that serve children of Corn Belt electric members may apply; the school does not need to receive power from Corn Belt. 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.

Teachers and administrators of public or private K-12 schools that serve Corn Belt cooperative families may apply. (The school itself does not need to receive electricity from Corn Belt.)

For more information, please contact Hillary Cherry, Director of Communications at 1-800-879-0339 x250 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2017 Grant Recipients:

     Benjamin Elementary School*
Jennifer Mroz, IMC (Library) Specialist

     * 2017 Jeff Reeves Memorial Education Grant Recipient

     El Paso Gridley Junior High School
Cheryl Prairie-Steber, Art Teacher /  District Librarian

     Regional Alternative School
Ron Folkens, Technology Coordinator / Digital Instructor

     Carlock Elementary School
Jill Gray, 1st Grade Teacher

     Eureka High School
Kathleen Irvin and Jessica Bushong

     Jefferson Elementary School
J.D. Orwig, Principal