The Zeeland Board of Public Works (BPW) has been an efficient, low cost provider of electricity and water services for Zeeland and surrounding areas since 1902. We have a strong tradition of dedicated City Council and Board of Commissioner leadership, along with work forces who have been excellent stewards of the City’s utility infrastructure. The BPW’s Values are Integrity, Respect, Service, Innovation, Relationships, Stewardship, Family-oriented, and Operational Excellence. These Values are reflective of the culture of the Zeeland community.
Zeeland is where Industry, Business, Civic Entities, and Residents work together for the good of the community. At the BPW, we understand that when the community of Zeeland thrives, it’s truly powerful! This is why the BPW has a long-standing tradition of providing monetary and in-kind support where we live, work, and play. We are dedicated to ensuring that Zeeland thrives for generations to come and are pleased to support the Zeeland community in numerous ways including:
Through these efforts, the BPW has invested over $500,000 annually in supporting the Zeeland community. The BPW is committed to remaining the most efficient, low cost utility provider in the area for another 100 years. We are also steadfast in our commitment of support to the community in which we serve.
In addition to the above listed community support, the BPW offers grant funding up to $25,000 annually (subject to approval) to invest in projects and strategies such as:
The Community Grant Program application deadline date is published on the Community Grant Program Application. Grant applications are reviewed and approved by the Board of Commissioners of the Zeeland Board of Public Works (Board). The Board will meet in July (subject to change) to vote on applications. Applicants are notified of the Board’s decision by email within thirty (30) days after the board meeting. If selected to receive grant funding, the applicant shall submit a final report at the conclusion of the project. The completed project must identify Zeeland Board of Public Works as a project sponsor. This is a reimbursement grant.
Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations that are tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, schools, municipalities and other governmental entities served by either the electric or water utility of the Zeeland Board of Public Works.
Requests for the following purposes are eligible for consideration:
Requests for the following purposes are not eligible to apply for funding through the Community Grant Program:
Additional details are provided in the downloadable Community Grant Program Policy document (.pdf).