Now Accepting Applications for “Change” Matters Grant

Community Change is a project of Oconto Electric Cooperative. Members can sign up to have their electric bills rounded up to the next whole dollar, with the extra money going into the Community Change fund. In addition, due to the generosity of the former Bay Lakes Cooperative, Community Change has additional funding available for this special grant. To be considered, an organization should show through this grant application how an innovative idea for funding could provide far-reaching enhancement for a neighborhood or community. Grant(s) will be awarded to projects being done in the footprint of the former Bay Lakes territory and the current Oconto Electric service territory. Request not to exceed $4,000 (grant total could be split based on the nature and scope of applications received). Grant application deadline is March 1, 2021.

Applications can be found here.

Notice of Unclaimed Capital Credit Money

The following members or former members of Oconto Electric Cooperative, 7479 REA Road, Oconto Falls, WI 54154, have unclaimed capital credit money at the cooperative. If this money is not claimed by January 29, 2021, the money shall be forfeited to the Oconto Electric Education Fund and will be used for scholarships or other charitable purposes as designated be the cooperative board of directors. This listing of names with last known addresses can be found in the link below.

To claim this money, call Oconto Electric Cooperative at 800-472-8410 during regular business hours. The co-op will require some form of identity verification. 

Click here to see the list of names.

Financial Assistance Available

Have you fallen on hard times because of the coronavirus? Trying to keep up with the bills and other finances can be really stressful.

There are local county offices and other agencies that may be able to help you with financial assistance.

Oconto County DHHS 920-834-7000
Shawano County DHS 715-526-4740
Marinette County HHS 715-732-7740
Menominee County HHSD 715-799-3861
St. Vincent de Paul 920-604-2320
Salvation Army 920-887-5352

Assistance resource website: www.homeenergyplus.wi.gov

OEC is committed to its members and we look forward to working with you during these trying times.

Scholarship Opportunity

Due to the cancelation of the Youth Leadership Congress due to the Covid-19 pandemic, WECA is offering a unique scholarship opportunity. The scholarship that is generally exclusive to those that attend YLC is being extended to any high school or college freshman students whose primary residence is located in Wisconsin that receives electric service from an electric cooperative. I have attached the essay documentation requirements. If you have any questions please let me know.

Click here for essay rules.