Touchstone Energy Classroom S.T.E.A.M. Grants

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:

Application in Word (.doc) format to download

Application in PDF format to download

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.

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