REC's LEARN Grant Program Awards $14,500 To Local Organizations

REC recently awarded $14,500 in grants to emergency service agencies, non-profits and local schools. The grants are made possible through REC’s LEARN (Literacy, Education, and Rural Networking) program.

The Cooperative began the LEARN program in 1996. Since then, the program has awarded grant money to the community in support of more than 115 projects throughout REC’s service territory.

REC awarded grants to the following applicants:


  • William Wetsel Middle School - Madison
  • Mary Walter Elementary School - Warrenton
  • Nathanael Greene Elementary School - Stanardsville
  • Cedar Forest Elementary School – Fredericksburg
  • Lee Hill Elementary School - Fredericksburg
  • Massaponax High School - Massaponax
  • Spotsylvania County High School - Spotsylvania


  • Culpeper Community Development Corporation – Culpeper
  • Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services - Culpeper
  • Literacy Council of Madison County - Madison
  • Albemarle Daughters of the American Revolution - Charlottesville
  • Grace Episcopal Church BACKPACK Program - Stanardsville
  • Teens Opposing Poverty - Berryville

Emergency Services

  • Warren County Sheriff’s Office - Front Royal

Find more information about REC’s LEARN Grant program here. or by contacting Justin Cruise, REC’s public relations specialist, at 1-800-552-3904, ext. 5905 or

REC provides electric service to over 160,000 connections in parts of 22 Virginia counties. With its general office in Fredericksburg, Va., the Cooperative operates and maintains more than 16,000 miles of power lines through its service area, which ranges from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Follow REC on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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LEARN GrantLee Hill Elementary School is presented with a LEARN Grant from REC.

LEARN GrantRappahannock Rapidan Community Services receives a LEARN Grant from REC.

LEARN GrantThe Warren County Sheriff's Office receives a LEARN Grant from REC.