Touchstone Energy Classroom S.T.E.A.M. Grants
Through Touchstone Energy, HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative offers classroom grants to schools in our service area. The Classroom S.T.E.A.M. Grants are offered to help teachers provide Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math-related education in their classrooms.
Applications for 2019 grants will be available on November 1. Applications must be received at our office by 5 p.m. Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Full instructions are available on the application form. Good luck!
These are the 2019 application forms:
For examples of recent grants, here are the schools and projects which received grants in 2018:
- Ashley High School, $420.30 to purchase a wall-mounted speaker system for the band room;
- Ashley Middle and High School, $1,776 to buy classroom software licenses for 3-D/CAD software used in STEM classes;
- Beal City Public School, $1,000 to support their student robotics program;
- Berlin Township #3 Coon School, Ionia, $1,699.33 for a digital camera, scanner/copier, and laminator for use with student photos, classroom displays, homework, etc.
- Big Rapids Brookside Elementary, $1,914 to buy five iPads to support students with reading and math;
- Charlotte Parkview Elementary, $1,953.96 for Ozobot mini-robot kits to help DK-3rd grade students learn coding;
- Chippewa Hills High School, $2,000 for video equipment to livestream events for students;
- Eaton Rapids Lockwood Elementary, $2,000 to purchase robotics/coding tools from LEGO for 125 first grade students;
- Fulton Elementary School, Middleton, $478.90 to purchase prizes for Reaching Month;
- Lakeview Elementary, $1,981.80 for iPad keypads so students can practice keyboarding for on-line testing and other projects;
- Lakewood Middle School, $1,871.73 to purchase 14 GoPro cameras for multimedia assignments;
- Maple Valley Fuller Street Elementary, $899.88 to purchase 12 wobble seats to help students focus;
- Montabella Elementary School, $1,512.57 to buy iPads and Osmo technology for young students to learn coding through play;
- Montabella Elementary School, $1,830 to put an interactive whiteboard into an “at risk” classroom;
- Montabella Junior-Senior High School, $1,923.56 for a 3-D printer and supplies to be used in a Digital Arts classroom;
- Portland High School, $2,000 for virtual reality glasses used in high school science courses;
- Portland St. Patrick School, $2,000 to help make Chromebooks available to each middle school student;
- St. Michael Parish School, Grand Ledge, $1,974.39 to stock the school’s science lab with scales, flasks, slides, etc.; and
- Stockbridge High School, $1,899 for classroom microprocessor kits and accessories to teach building and coding.