The Lorain-Medina Rural Electric People Fund was established in January 1999. Since then, 651 grants totaling more than $1.6 million in grants have been issued throughout the cooperative's service area.
A board of trustees, which are appointed by the cooperative's board of trustees, are named from throughout the Lorain-Medina Rural Electric service area. This board reviews and approves applications for assistance, based on need and funds available. Political issues or campaigns are not eligible for grants from the People Fund.
Members of the Lorain-Medina Rural Electric People Fund Board are appointed for three-year terms. Their terms coincide with the three-year terms of the cooperative's board of trustees.
Nearly 95 percent of Lorain-Medina Rural Electric's eligible residential members are currently participating in the Operation RoundUp program. Opting in or out of the program at any time is simple and easy to do. Just contact the cooperative or enclose a note with your monthly electric bill.
Applying for a grant is simple. Applications can be mailed or e-mailed upon request by calling the cooperative at 1-800-222-LMRE / 440-647-2133.
The People Fund board meets quarterly, in January, April, July and October. The deadline for the application is the last working day of each quarter (March, June, September and December). Individuals and organizational grants are limited to Lorain-Medina Rural Electric members/families or organizations that serve the Lorain-Medina Rural Electric service area. Lorain-Medina Rural Electric serves members in Lorain, Medina, Ashland, Huron and Wayne counties.
People Fund Board
District 1 - Ruggles Township in Ashland County; Clarksfield, New London and Wakeman townships in Huron County; and Brighton and Rochester townships and Rochester Village in Lorain County.
District 2 - Florence Township in Erie County; Camden, Henrietta, New Russia and Pittsfield townships in Lorain County
District 3 - Carlisle, Columbia and Eaton townships in Lorain County
- Ken Diedrick
District 4 - Huntington, Penfield and Wellington townships in Lorain County
District 5 - LaGrange Township in Lorain County
District 6 - Grafton Township in Lorain County; Litchfield, Liverpool and York townships in Medina County
District 7 - Clear Creek, Jackson, Orange, Sullivan and Troy townships in Ashland County
District 8 - Homer and Spencer townships and Spencer Village in Medina County; Canaan and Congress townships in Wayne County
District 9 - Chatham, Harrisville, Lafayette and Westfield townships in Medina County