Who is eligible to apply for a Grant?

  • Grants are available for both individuals in need and for 501(c)3 organizations.
  • The purpose of the WORKS program is to meet a critical need that is currently not being met by any other means.
  • Recipients must live within the 11-county Wayne-White Electric coverage area of southeastern Illinois, and they must be able to document consistant, uninterrupted residency at their address for at least 12 months (full year).
  • Applicants do not have to receive electricity from Wayne-White Electric Cooperative, but they must live within the Geographic area. (For example, residents of Carmi, McLeansboro, Fairfield, Albion and Cisne are eligible to apply, even though we do not supply power to the broad city limits of those communities)