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 2020 grants must be received at our office by 5 p.m. Wednesday, February 12. Full instructions are available on the application form. Good luck!

These are the 2020 application forms:

Application in Word (.doc) format to download

Application in a fillable PDF format to download
(simply fill in the fields, save the file, then send it to us with any supporting documents)


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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