NEC Co-op Energy, a Texas-based utility cooperative, is stepping up to support teachers by launching their “Supply-A-Teacher” program. The initiative aims to alleviate the financial burden that teachers often face when it comes to providing necessary supplies for their classrooms. Eligible educators who are members of NEC Co-op Energy have the opportunity to receive grants ranging from $500 to $2,500 to benefit their students.
Chief Retail Officer Frank Wilson emphasized the importance of this program, stating, “We want to help meet the needs of teachers who may not have enough teaching materials for their students, whether it’s pens, pencils, crayons, or assistance with field trips.”
To qualify for the grant, applicants must be members of NEC Co-op Energy and able to provide their account number. They must also be the account holder, spouse, or dependent residing in the same household, and must demonstrate their current school educator status with a school ID badge or equivalent documentation. Proof of residence, such as a utility bill, driver’s license, or school documents, is also required.
The online application process for the “Supply-A-Teacher” program began on July 31, 2023, and will close on September 29, 2023. NEC Co-op Energy plans to announce the recipients of the grants during the first week of October. There are various award categories, with grants ranging from $500 to $2,500.
Besides the financial support, selected teachers will receive recognition on NEC Co-op Energy’s social media platforms, website, and in the Texas Co-op Power magazine. They will also be honored at an event held at NEC Co-op Energy’s headquarters in the fall.
The “Supply-A-Teacher” program highlights NEC Co-op Energy’s commitment to strengthening local communities and supporting education. Teachers who have received these grants have expressed their overwhelming gratitude for the much-needed support.
For more information about NEC Co-op Energy’s initiatives and updates, please visit their website.
– NEC Co-op Energy
– Texas Co-op Power magazine