2019 School Supply and Equipment Grants- Apply Now

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Grant Applications for 2019 are now being accepted.  Please click here to apply online.

Many schools that are participating in Trucker Buddy are in continual need for school supplies due to reduced budgets and lack of local support. Many of these schools are in rural areas where the parents and students don’t have the resources to help. This program will help Trucker Buddy classes and schools that have a need for more resources.

Funds can be requested by the Trucker Buddy or the teacher.  Only active TBI schools are eligible for the grant. Applications from classrooms and schools not participating in the Trucker Buddy International program will be eliminated without notice.

Follow this link to Apply Online


Applications must be in the possession of TBI by Dec. 28, 2018 Grants will be awarded January 2019.


PeopleNet will provide funds to be donated to up to a limited number of classrooms of $500 each.

Application for grants must be completed and submitted online or to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by December 28, 2018

Guidelines and Procedures

  1. Trucker Buddy will communicate to the teachers about the program and direct them to a form that they must complete.
  2. Schools will be selected from the applications to receive $500 per school per year grants.
  3. Only one grant per school will be awarded.
  4. Checks will be written directly to the school.
  5. Funds should be directed to the needs of the Trucker Buddy teacher’s classroom.
  6. Grants are awarded once a year.

Helping Schools Committee

  1. The committee will be 3 individuals as selected by the Board.
  2. The Committee will have complete authority to select the recipients of the grants.

For questions or for more information, please contact

Alan Welborn
Executive Director
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1-800-MY-BUDDY (1-800-692-8339)


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