One of the 7 Cooperative Principles that Mohave Electric Cooperative (MEC) strives to meet, and exceed at, is “Commitment to Community”. This means that MEC and our employees support local causes through charitable contributions, volunteerism, and other activities that make a positive difference. At Mohave Electric, our community commitment is an integral part of where we work, what we do, and why we do it. Our mission is to support education, health care, economic development, and other areas that contribute to quality of life in our community.
Over 15 years ago, Mohave Electric started our Classroom Grants program. While the program has evolved over the years, the goal has remained the same: provide needed funds to educators.
The $200 Classroom Grants are awarded to 18 educators that work at schools within Mohave Electric’s service territory. Grants can be used to purchase materials, equipment, or supplies for a special school project.
Funds for the Classroom Grants program come from capital credit checks that have been returned to Mohave Electric. These abandoned capital credits go to programs that serve our community like Classroom Grants. The $200 grants come at no expense to the Cooperative or our members.
In the past, educators have used the funds awarded to take their students on a virtual trip to Iowa to study the habitat of eagles, buy much needed supplies for their classrooms, and anything that might enhance students’ learning experiences.
Grants are awarded for projects based on need, creativity, benefit to students, age appropriateness, and integration with class curriculum.
Applications for the 2022 Classroom Grants program opened February 1, 2022 and will close March 15, 2022 at 5 p.m. To apply, go to the website on our Classroom Grants page.