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Empowering Your Community

Medina EC is committed to the continued growth of our rural service area. As a not-for-profit established when big investor-owned and municipal utilizes refused to bring power to rural America, we know what it’s like to need financial help to improve our communities.

The Community Empowerment Program allows us to help area organizations who wish to also improve our communities.  We are offering up to $15,000 in grants to help encourage economic diversity throughout our area. Grants are awarded to local governments and non-profit groups such as civic organizations, schools, volunteer fire departments, libraries, emergency medical services, museums and historical associations.

Saint Louis Catholic School, a 2016 recipient, was awarded $5,000 for bullet proof film to be applied to glass on all outer doors of the main and pre-K buildings. They were a little bit excited, to say the least.




Other recipients include:

Jim Hogg County (2016) - The county was awarded $2,000 to reconstruct the sidewalks and parking area which will also improve handicap accessibility at the library and courthouse.

City of Uvalde (2016) - The city received $2,000 to build ADA-compliant ramps, remove noncompliant ramps and restore the entrance steps of a developing community center.

The 2017 Grant Application is currently open until April 3. Applications can be submitted online or downloaded.

Emphasis is placed on projects that align with the program goals of:

  • Encouraging economic diversity
  • Contributing to the health and development of a community to improve the attractiveness of the community to public and private enterprises or
  • Improving the quality and/or quantity of services essential for the development of viable communities and economic growth, including services related to education, community planning, recreation, health care, public safety, employment, training or transportation.

*Please note, for the purpose of this program, capital improvements include vehicle purchases (example: fire trucks, ambulances, etc.).

Giving back to our communities is one of the great things about being a cooperative. We’re proud to power the lives of our members and empower our communities.



For more information about the Community Empowerment Program, visit




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