SharingChange Grant Applications


The SharingChange program is intended to support projects that benefit communities in the Middle Tennessee Electric service area. This program does not fund candidates for political office or any political purpose, government entities, schools or their supporting organizations or expressly religious organizations.

SharingChange grant applications submitted by individuals will not be funded. Special needs for an individual may be considered if the grant is submitted by a qualifying organization. For example, suppose an individual's house burned. In that case, a community organization (civic club, etc.) could apply for a grant to assist the individual.

To ensure the best opportunity at having a grant-funded:

  • Complete the application fully and clearly.
  • List all other primary funding sources for the project. SharingChange grants are designed to assist projects as a source of supplemental funding.
  • Include a detailed description of the intended use of the funds.
  • Funding for capital expenditures, ongoing expenses, and salaries are not approved use of funds.
  • Submit only one grant application per project.

Grants are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. At the discretion of the SharingChange board, applicants may be either fully funded, partially funded, tabled until a future date, declined, or the organization may be asked to resubmit, providing additional information.

SharingChange grants are reviewed by an independent board made up of nonpaid volunteers from the MTE service area. Neither members of the MTE Board of Directors nor employees of MTE may serve on this board.

The SharingChange Board of Directors meets regularly based on the number of applications received (usually once a month, but no less than quarterly) to consider grant funding. When a grant application is received, the submitting organization will receive written notification of the date that their grant will be considered. All applicants will be sent a letter notifying them of their funding status within a few days after the board meeting.

For additional information, please contact MTE Community Relations Coordinator Jay Sanders.