Veterans Grant

AmVetGrant_PgotoThe Energy Cooperative is supporting our local veterans, one gallon at a time.

On Veteran’s Day, 2015, The Energy Cooperative (TEC) unveiled its latest addition to the propane fleet of vehicles — a bobtail delivery truck with an American patriotic design. This truck does more than just make propane deliveries. Its special purpose is to “pay-it-forward” to those who sacrificed for us – for every gallon of propane delivered by the patriotic truck, one penny is donated to the American Veterans Support Grant. The grant was established by TEC to support local, non-profit organizations that help military personnel, veterans, and their families. Pictured from left to right: VFW Dresden, Ohio Post 11072 Commander Jerry Wade, Quartermaster Donald Beers, TEC Propane Senior Driver Mike Sharkey, and TEC Propane Operations Manager Bob Herron with the Veterans propane truck. A grant provided by The Energy Cooperative allowed the Dresden VFW to make repairs to their food service trailer.

“We recognize the incredible work provided by these service organizations and are proud to offer these community grants to further strengthen their efforts in serving local veterans and military servicemen and servicewomen,” said Bob Herron, TEC’s Propane Operations Manager. “TEC puts a premium on recognizing local charities that care for and honor our military and veterans. The entire Cooperative is honored to play a part.”

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TEC is among more than 900 cooperatives across the country that provide energy services and support our nations veterans of all generations. The American Veterans Support Grant will assist military service organizations throughout TEC’s service territory that assist with veterans’ health, housing, education, career development, family support, and more.

For consideration for funding through The Energy Cooperative’s American Veterans Support Grant, please fill out the application below. If you have questions or need assistance, please call (800) 255-6815, extension 1220 or email

American Veterans Support Grant Application

  • Please enter a value between 0 and 5000.
  • Is organization/agency requesting funding a tax exempt I.R.C. Section 501(c)(3) organization or a governmental entity? If yes, a copy of the organization’s I.R.C. Section 501(c)(3) determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service or evidence of the organization’s status or a governmental entity must be made available if requested by The Energy Cooperative.
  • If additional funding beyond the requested amount is required to complete the project/program, please explain how you plan to meet the funding short coming. Explain what you have done to obtain other sources of funding (or what you will be doing to achieve this):
  • The information contained in this statement is for the purpose of obtaining funding from The Energy Cooperative on behalf of the undersigned. Each undersigned understands that the information provided herein is used in deciding to grant funding, and each undersigned represents and warrants that the information provided is true and complete and that The Energy Cooperative may consider this statement as continuing to be true and correct until a written notice of a change is provided. The Energy Cooperative is authorized to make all inquiries they deem necessary to verify the accuracy of the statements made herein. Please note that for the organization or agency who receives funding: 1) The Energy Cooperative publishes the name and purpose of funding granted. You may also be asked for a photograph for public relations purposes. 2) We also ask that you provide the The Energy Cooperative with information to substantiate the use of funds awarded, such as copies of invoices, pictures of equipment purchased, or a statement describing specifically how the funds were used.