REC's LEARN Grant Program Awards Funds to Local Organizations

July 26, 2016

REC recently awarded $16,000 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 130 projects throughout REC’s service territory, including literacy programs, health checks for senior citizens and the purchase of lifesaving equipment for emergency services.

"Rappahannock Electric Cooperative takes pride in being a local organization, and part of that is doing our best to be good corporate citizens in the communities we serve across our territory. It's very rewarding to see the positive results of the projects that have received funding through the LEARN grant program over the last two decades and we know this year’s recipients will put the funds to great use," said Matt Faulconer, manager of external affairs.

This year, REC awarded grants to the following applicants:


  • Spotsylvania County Public Schools - Treasure House - Spotsylvania County - $1000
  • Nathanael Greene Primary School - Greene County - $500
  • Post Oak Middle School - Spotsylvania County - $500
  • Wilderness Elementary School - Spotsylvania County - $500
  • Trevilians Elementary School - Louisa County - $1000
  • AG Richardson Elementary School - Culpeper County - $500
  • Spotsylvania County Public Schools - Helping Students – Spotsylvania County - $500
  • Farmington Elementary School - Culpeper County - $1000


  • Mental Health America of Fredericksburg - Spotsylvania County - $2000
  • Humane Society of Warren County - Paws to Read - Warren County - $1000
  • Free Medical Clinic of the Northern Shenandoah Valley - Frederick County - $1000
  • Warrenton Lions Club - Fauquier County - $1000
  • Youth Development Council of Greene County - Greene County - $1000

Emergency Services

  • Caroline County Department of Fire and Rescue – Caroline County - $1500
  • Tappahannock Essex Volunteer Fire Department – Essex County - $1500
  • Rivermont Volunteer Fire Department – Warren County - $1500

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

REC provides electric service to over 161,000 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.