For Release: 08/02/2011
Rosemount, MN - Minnesota Energy Resources reminds community groups that August 12, 2011 is the deadline for submitting proposals for the recently created "It's Worth the Energy" grant, worth up to $3,000. Organizations located and operating in the Minnesota Energy Resources' service area can submit proposals for a project that betters the community in one of the following three areas: Environment, Community or Human Services. The submissions of the three finalists will be voted on using the Minnesota Energy Resources' Facebook page.
Eligible organizations must meet the following criteria: hold 501c3 non-profit status from the IRS, operate in the areas of Environment, Community or Human Services, have an active social media presence on Facebook, have a cooperative attitude towards partnering with Minnesota Energy Resources and be in good standing with the local community.
The top three projects, as selected by an independent panel of judges, will be voted on by followers of the Minnesota Energy Resources' Facebook page. Voting will take place October 3 through October 20. All three finalists will receive a grant; first place will receive $3,000; second, $2,000; and third, $1,000.
To submit a project proposal, visit the company's website or contact Ann Carlon, Senior External Affairs Manager 651-322-8916, for more information.
Through the Wisconsin Public Service Foundation, Minnesota Energy actively supports improvements in the quality of life in the communities throughout our service areas. The Wisconsin Public Service Foundation, incorporated in 1964, is a private, charitable foundation that supports charities and organizations that need financial assistance. Wisconsin Public Service Foundation is funded by stockholders of the corporation, not by its electric and gas customers.