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Grants to Virginia Nonprofits, Teachers, and Emergency
Response Teams to Benefit Eligible Communities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC)

Deadline Date:

10/15/21 Postmarked, emailed, or hand-delivered


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Grants of $2,000 and grants of $5,000 to Virginia nonprofit organizations, teachers, and emergency response teams to positively impact communities within the funding source’s service area. Funding is intended to support programs and activities in the focus areas of education, community, and emergency services. Eligible programs and services directly benefit REC members.

Each grant is meant to supplement - but not replace - state, local, or other sources of funding for specific projects. Organizations seeking funding for a project that will benefit the Cooperative’s membership are encouraged to participate in the grant program.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180913

Number of Grants:

REC will award two $5,000 grants and four $2,000 grants. There will be at least one grant from each of the three categories.

Estimated Size of Grant:

$2,000 and $5,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applications are open to organizations that serve REC’s membership. Applicants may include local emergency service units, non-profit organizations, and educators within REC’s service territory.

- For Emergency Services, fire departments, rescue squads, police departments, and other emergency service organizations are eligible to apply if they are in REC's service territory or serve REC member-owners.
- For Community Services, nonprofits such as food pantries, free clinics, libraries, independent service organizations, and other community groups are encouraged to apply.
- For Education grants, Individual teachers, schools, literacy groups, and others providing educational services in the REC service territory - or providing services that directly benefit REC members - may qualify. Teachers or groups of teachers from grades K-12 who demonstrate creative teaching methods to students of Cooperative member-owners are eligible.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications can be postmarked, emailed, or hand-delivered to any REC office by October 15, 2021.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

All correspondence should be sent to the attention of:
Lindsey Edwards, Public Relations Specialist
Rappahannock Electric Cooperative
P.O. Box 7388
Fredericksburg, VA 22404

Phone: 540-891-5899

Grant Coverage Areas:

REC is a member-owned utility that provides electric service to portions of 22 Virginia counties. More information about REC may be found here:

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Virginia: REC Service Area

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