Our Mission

The Consolidated Communications Earning for Learning (EFL) Program provides grants to schools in the company’s central Illinois service area which fund programs and activities that enhance educational opportunities for students through technology and innovative learning.


About Consolidated Communications Earning For Learning

Since 1993, the Consolidated Communications EFL Program has donated more than $3.5 million to local schools and education foundations in east central Illinois. Consolidated Communications is proud to fund grants that support technology and innovative learning programs and projects not included in typical school budgets.


Our Focus

The EFL Program strongly focuses its support on projects and programs that enhance and strengthen K-12 education, embrace new technology-aided learning, and represent innovative or creative approaches to learning. Additionally, we encourage grants which allow teachers to explore new ways of learning, are collaborative in their approach and are self-sustaining. Grant requests which closely align with EFL’s core focus area will be given priority funding.


Eligible Schools

Grants proposals will be considered by authorized representatives of school districts, education foundations and parochial schools in Consolidated Communications’ east central Illinois service area, including the communities of:

Arcola, Arthur-Lovington, Atwood-Hammond, Assumption, Charleston, Cowden-Herrick, Edinburg, Effingham, Hillsboro, Kincaid, Litchfield, Mattoon, Morrisonville, Nokomis, Oakland, Pana, Raymond, Shelbyville, Sigel, Stewardson-Strasburg, Taylorville and Windsor.

Each district or private school may submit one grant request, which is approved by the principal or superintendent.


Consolidated’s EFL Program
has donated more than
$3.5 million to schools.


In 2016, the Earning For
Learning Program funded
more than $33,000 in grants
to enhance educational
opportunities through
new technology
and innovative learning.

The deadline to submit ended on March 15, 2016. The next grant application period will be in 2017.

Grant Guidelines & Application