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  • Special Project Grants for Education

    La Plata Electric uses unclaimed capital credits to provide funding for educational and community benefit projects with the Association's service territory.

    In considering whether or not to grant a request for educational donations or other contributions, the following factors shall be considered:

    • Special recognition or awards for educational achievement associated with the request.
    • The importance of granting the request to foster education organizations within La Plata Electric Association's service territory.
    • The benefit or potential benefit to the community as a result of granting the request.
    • The likelihood of the applicant receiving funding from alternative sources other than La Plata Electric Association.
    • Up to five thousand dollars ($5,000) per group or organization.
    • Not withstanding the above, the board reserves the right to initiate or review larger projects that are more comprehensive in scope.
    • Only one application per year will be accepted from any one group or organization.
    • All organizational applicants must be of a non-profit status.

    View Educational Donations/Contributions Policy (LPEA Policy 356)

    View Disposition of Unclaimed Property Policy (LPEA Policy 208)

    If you need assistance completing the application, or have any other questions about the application process, contact Jeannie Bennett at La Plata Electric (970) 382-3505.

    Application - Request $5000 or less (.doc)

     

    2016 Educational Grants through July 31st:

    Bayfield Elementary School | $3,330
    Destination Imagination Pagosa High School | $1,000
    Destination Imagination Riverview Elementary | $2,000
    Durango Bluegrass Meltdown | $500
    Durango Independent Film Festival | $1,000
    Friends of the Ignacio Library | $1,775
    Friends of the Pine River Library | $2,000
    Fort Lewis Mesa PTO | $600
    iAM Music Institute | $2,000
    Ignacio High School FCCLA | $1,000
    Justice Ministries of Pagosa, Inc. | $1,630
    Know Your Dough | $500
    Native American Education Program | $1,882
    Pagosa Springs Youth Music, Girls' Choir | $2,000
    Pine River Community Learning Center | $750
    San Juan Basin Regional Science Fair | $4,000
    Sunnyside Elementary Preschool | $581
    Sunnyside Elementary School | $900
    SOS Outreach | $5,000
    Southwest Math Teachers' Circle | $1,000
    Women's Resource Center in Durango | $2,000

    Educational Grants Total Donations | $31,298

    2015 Educational Grants:

    Area Health Education Center (AHEC) | $1,500
    Bayfield Afterschool Enrichment | $3,000
    Be FRANK | $3,000
    Bear Smart Durango | $2,400
    Chimney Rock Interpretive Association | $3,000
    Dancing Spirit | $2,200
    Destination Imagination Riverview | $1,000
    Durango Arts Center | $1,500
    Durango Bluegrass Meltdown | $1,000
    Durango Community After Prom Association | $1,500
    Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering | $1,000
    Escalante Parent Organization | $750
    Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary PTO | $600
    iAM Music Institute | $2,000
    La Plata Open Space Conservancy | $1,700
    The Liberty School | $2,500
    Merely Players | $2,000
    Mountain Middle School | $1,500
    Pagosa Springs Destination Imagination | $500
    Pine River Learning Center | $3,500
    San Juan BOCES | $1,100
    Snowboard Outreach Society | $2,500
    SUCAP Head Start & Early Head Start | $1,017

    Educational Grants Total Donations | $41,767

    2014 Educational Grants:

    Basecamp School of Expeditionary Learning | $2,388
    Bayfield Early Education Program | $2,000
    Bayfield Elementary School 5th Grade Team |$2,312
    Bayfield Primary School | $1,300
    Bear Smart Durango | $2,700
    DHS Special Education Programs | $3,000
    Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering | $2,000
    Durango Montessori Elementary School | $990
    Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary PTO | $500
    Four Corners Office for Resource Efficiency | $2,500
    Growing Partners of SW Colorado | $800
    Ignacio FFA Chapter/Ignacio School District | $2,000
    Know Your Dough | $1,500
    Partners in Education - Pagosa Springs Elementary | $2,000
    Prejudice Elimination Action Team (PEAT) Durango | $2,200
    San Juan Regional Science Fair | $2,000
    SilverSPRUCE Academy | $2,000
    SOS Outreach | $2,500
    Southwestern Colorado Area Health Education Center | $1,000
    The Garden Project | $2,000
    The Garden Project | $2,500
    Thingamajig Theatre Company | $1,500
    Title VII Native American Education Program | $1,300
    Women's Resource Center | $500

    Total Educational Grants | $43,490

    2013 Educational Grants

    Archuleta County Education Center, Inc. | $2,000
    Childrens World Early Learning Center | $4,000
    Durango Discovery Museum | $1,000
    Durango High School El Diablo Paper | $1,000
    Durango Independent Film Festival | $500
    Durango School 9R Title VII Native Amer Educ Prog | $3,000 Firewise of Southwest Colorado | $1,675
    Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary PTO | $700
    Good Dirt Radio | $1,500
    Hope Community Christian Academy | $1,800
    Ignacio High School Marine Biology | $500
    Kiwanis Club of PS | $2,000
    La Plata Family Centers Coalition | $2,000
    La Plata Youth Services | $3,000
    Liberty School | $4,000
    Music in the Mountains | $1,400
    Pathways to Independence Durango 9R | $1,500
    Pine River Community Learning Center | $2,000
    Regional Substance Abuse Prevention | $5,000
    San Juan BOCES | $5,500
    Seeds of Learning Education Center | $1,078
    SUCAP Family & Community Partnership | $2,014
    SunnySide Independent PTA | $500
    Womens Resource Center | $1,500

    Total Educational Grants | $49,167

    Bear Smart Durango

    Bear Smart

    The Garden Project

    Garden Project

    Space Camp

    Space Camp

    Thingamajig Theatre

    Thingamajig