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WORKS Program

What are some examples of needs the board will be considering?

Some examples of grants made through other Cooperative Roundup Programs across the nation are:

  • Medical equipment
  • Ramps
  • People whose homes have burned or been destroyed by a tornado
  • Equipment for fire departments
  • Senior citizen center services
  • Equipment for rescue squads
  • Meals on wheels
  • Hospitals
  • Youth programs
  • Educational scholarships
  • Wheelchair lifts for vans
  • Medical hardship

Funds cannot be used to pay Wayne-White electric bills.

How does a person or organization apply for a grant?
  • Grant applications are available from any WORKS board member or from Wayne-White Counties Electric Cooperative office. You can also download and print out and application.
  • When an application is completed and returned to Wayne-White Counties Electric Cooperative, it is copied and emailed to each board member for review.
  • Following review of the applications, the board will determine what grants will be approved for payment and in what amount.
  • For grants approved by the board, a check will be issued to the recipient within 1 week of approval by the board.
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)