Boone Electric Community Trust
Guidelines & Application
It is extremely important that you fill out each page of this grant application completely. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to meet the requirements listed below. Neither the Boone Electric Community Trust nor Boone Electric Cooperative is responsible for notifying an applicant if requirements are not met or if an application is incomplete. Incomplete applications will automatically be denied assistance.
Application Deadlines & Trust Meeting Dates
Application deadlines are as follows and are due by 5 p.m. on or before the date listed below:
February 1, 2021
April 1, 2021
June 1, 2021
August 1, 2021
October 1, 2021
December 1, 2021
Late or incomplete applications will be held until the next funding cycle. The Boone Electric Community Trust board reviews applications on the second Wednesday in January, March, May, July, September, and November. Applicants are notified in writing once a decision is reached.
Applications should be mailed or delivered to:
Boone Electric Community Trust
1413 Rangeline Street
P.O. Box 797
Columbia, MO 65205
Applications can be submitted electronically to BECTrust@BooneElectric.com.
The applicant is responsible for making sure all pages have scanned and been submitted.
Please note that applicants may only apply for funding once each calendar year, whether or not funding was granted.
What to submit to be considered for funding:
A signed and dated copy of the completed Application for Organization/Agency.
A copy of your organization's Form 501(c)(3) letter from the Internal Revenue Service.
A completed copy of the Boone Electric Community Trust Financial Statement.
Appropriate bids/estimates/bills directly relating to the request. (Two bids required).
No more than six additional single-sided pages of supporting information such as brochures or letters. The additional material should be included as an appendix or attachment following application and not intermingled with the application.
The application must be single-sided on 8 1/2 x 11 white paper.
Please, no staples, sticky notes, highlight marks or color-coded graphics.
Number all pages of the grant application.
The Boone Electric Community Trust does not fund day-to-day operating expenses, including salaries.
The Boone Electric Community Trust reserves the right to request a revised application or gather more information before considering the grant application.
Applications may also be tabled and reviewed again at a future meeting in order to gather more information from the applicant.
Teachers, students or volunteers requesting funding for a school-related project or activity must have their grant application reviewed, approved and signed by the principal.
Final Grant Report:
As of November 12, 2014, updated Boone Electric Community Trust policy requires organizations to submit a final grant report within six months of receiving funding. Organizations must provide a statement of expenses for the completed project, including receipts and invoices paid. The final grant report is provided upon receipt of funding and also available on our website.