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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 us, at 309-662-5330.

Below is a list of the 2024 Corn Belt Energy Education Grant Recipients.

2024 Jeff Reeves Memorial Education Grant Recipient:
Corpus Christi Catholic School
Recipient: Kristen Arbogast

2024 Education Grant Recipients:
Evans Junior High
Recipient: Katherine Shanks

Fox Creek Elementary
Recipient: Shannon Hedman

Regional Alternative School
Recipient: Matthew Thornton

Carlock Elementary School
Recipient: Jennifer Burns

Fox Creek Elementary
Recipient: Alicia Birky

DEADLINE FOR THE 2025 EDUCATION GRANT APPLICATIONS: Grant Application must be submitted by December 31, 2024.