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Our purpose is to support and strengthen Democratic organizations at the county or regional level in The 134 and other rural counties in Texas. In part we do this through our grant program.
We are looking for organizing efforts and projects that show creativity and a willingness to try new ideas and ways of growing the Democratic vote in our 134 counties and other rural places. We also support efforts that are regional in scope, including county parties working in coalitions or with other groups or other county parties in their region to grow participation in Democratic primaries.
All local parties or organizations who work to support Democratic candidates and causes are eligible to apply for a grant award. Additionally, any "rural county" party or Democratic organization outside of The 134 is also eligible. In determining eligibility for counties outside The 134, “Rural” is defined as any county in Texas with a population density less than 500 people per square mile according to the most recent United States Census. Excluded counties include Dallas, Harris, Tarrant, Bexar, Travis, Collin, Denton, Fort Bend, Galveston, Rockwall, El Paso, Montgomery, Williamson and Hidalgo counties.
SCHEDULE and CRITERIA
The schedule during which grant applications will be accepted, and the criteria for grants, is determined election by election. The schedule and criteria for each primary election will be posted around September 1 of the year preceding the primary election. The deadlines and criteria for grants for the general election will be posted around June 1 of the year of the general election.
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