Guidelines for Washington-St. Tammany Electric mini-grants
WHO QUALIFIES FOR THESE GRANTS?
Any K-12 classroom teacher whose school is within a community served by
Washington-St. Tammany Electric Cooperative or whose students’ homes are served by
WST Electric. Ask your school administrator who provides electricity to your school.
HOW MUCH ARE THE GRANTS, AND WHAT IS THEIR PRUPOSE?
There will be a maximum of nine (9) mini grants of $500 each. These grants are
to be used for classroom-based projects.
WHAT IS THE FOCUS OF THE PROJECTS?
Projects are to feature student investigation and should meet the needs and
curiosity of your students. The project should be limited only by the imagination of your
students and the resources you have available.
HOW WILL THE APPLICATIONS BE JUDGED?
Judging will be conducted by the staff of the Association of Louisiana Electric
Cooperatives located in Baton Rouge, LA. The judges’ decision will be final. Minigrant
judging will be based on:
- Feasibility of the project
- Plan outline
- Financial Need
- Need of the students
- Appropriateness for age and grade level
HOW DO I APPLY?
After finding out if you qualify, submit a 1–2-page proposal by November 30,
2022, describing what you and your students will investigate to:
P. O. Box 697
Franklinton, La 70438
ATTN: Coylean Schloegel
Include your proposal and be sure to include your home address as well as the school
address, so that you may be notified if your project is selected.
WHAT CAN I USE THE MONEY FOR?
The money can be used for anything that will enable you and your students to
complete the project. You and your students know best what you need. A brief estimate
of expenditures totaling $500 should be included with the proposal.
MAY THE GRANT BE USED TO EXTEND/EXPAND AN EXISTING PROJECT?
WHAT KIND OF DOCUMENTATION OR "FINAL REPORT" IS REQUIRED?
Mini-grant winners must submit a written narrative account of their projects
(including excerpts from student writing, if possible) for possible publication in a future
issue of Louisiana Country. These articles should be mailed to WST as soon as possible
after completion of the project.
Remember: The purpose of the mini-grants is to allow you and your students to try an
interesting project and share that experience with others- not to complicate your lives
with red tape. Washington St Tammany Electric understands many teachers use their
own money for projects in the classroom and hope this amount will help to achieve your