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Medina Electric Cooperative is accepting applications for their Community Empowerment Program, which will provide up to $5,500 in grants during 2024. The deadline for applications is April 1.

Grants will be awarded for capital projects that support community and economic development in any of the 17 counties served by Medina EC, which include Atascosa, Brooks, Dimmit, Duval, Edwards, Frio, Jim Hogg, Kinney, LaSalle, McMullen, Medina, Real, Starr, Uvalde, Webb, Zapata and Zavala.

Emphasis will be placed on projects that:

  • Encourage economic diversity.
  • Contribute to community health and development.
  • Improve the quality or quantity of services essential for the development of viable communities.

More than $78,000 has been contributed to different non-profits and local governments since the Community Empowerment Program was started in 2015. 

Find the 2024 eligibility information, the grant application and the list of 2023 grant recipients at