Apex Clean Energy and the Dakota Range Wind team aim to be active community participants and support local efforts to build healthy communities in the counties where we work. Our community grant program is one way for us to give back while partnering with local individuals and organizations to support needed programs.
If you represent a group or organization that works in one of our four key funding categories (see below), we encourage you to complete the following application and apply today.
Building Healthy Communities - Programs that support good government, open communication, citizen resources, and/or enhance the quality of life in the community. Applicants must demonstrate how the program or event contributes to these social goals.
Economic Development - Apex Clean Energy supports and encourages the entrepreneurial spirit. It is part of our mission to serve as a catalyst for economic growth and development within the communities where we operate.
Environmental Sustainability - Programs that possess a strong link to environmental revitalization, sustainability, or education thereof; empower residents to be stewards of the environment; and/or encourage partnerships to address environmental concerns and sustainability. Participating organizations must have a credible record of success in environmental performance.
Education - Programs that support educational institutions; the advancement of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM); and training programs for careers in the wind industry. This may include curriculum development, literacy, school readiness, and other initiatives that help students grow into young leaders. Vocational and agricultural training institutions that help build a skilled workforce are also included and encouraged to apply.
- Community Art and Culture - Programs that support the arts or arts education for both adults and youth or highlight the unique culture of South Dakota. This can include initiatives for beautification of public areas, preservation of historical areas, educational programs for arts education, or organizations hosting art showcases (including graphic arts, music, dance, and theater).
When filling out the application, please be as detailed as possible.
You may also download a printable version of the application. Once completed, please email the completed application, along with any attachments or supporting documents to Dakota Range Wind at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download a copy of the Community Grant Program Rules for more information, and to learn how winners will be selected.
Questions? Please contact us at email@example.com or by phone at (605) 610-3255.