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Plugged In

WRVEC’s new community enhancement initiative

White River Valley Electric Cooperative and its trust program, Operation Round Up, are expanding their charitable works with a new initiative focused on community development and volunteerism.

“Plugged In”, WRVEC’s Community Enhancement Program, provides grants and old-fashioned sweat equity to organizations seeking assistance for community-driven projects in Taney, Stone, Christian, Douglas, and Ozark Counties. The program is designed to grow area economies, promote community revitalization, and strengthen overall livability in each county. Grants will be given to organizations that offer strong missions, proposals, and track-records. Up to $15,000 in grant monies are available for each county project plus volunteer participation, where applicable.

To be considered, projects must do at least one of the following:

  • Increase employment and economic opportunities
  • Rehabilitate and upgrade residential housing
  • Preserve wildlife, marine, and recreational areas for public enjoyment
  • Improve public safety or promote education thereof
  • Enhance neighborhood appearance or cleanliness
  • Improve viability of commercial areas and enhance the business environment
  • Provide programs and training opportunities for residents to prosper

2021-22 Plugged In Grant Recipients

Congratulations to the 2021-2022 Power Up Recipients.

Christian County
Sparta Area Chamber Community signage
Friends of Garrison Springs Walking trails and park
Stone County
City of Crane Downtown beautification
Tri-lakes Humane Society Spade and neutering initiative
Taney County
Society of Ozarkian Hillcrofters Murder Rock historic preservation
Southern Missouri Arts Connection Community room/center
Branson Dog Park New play yard
Douglas County
ACAL Playground enhancement
Lions Club Ava welcome sign enhancement
Ozark County
Ozark Chamber PA system purchase and town square enhancement
Pontiac Cove Marina Public access dock revitalization


Applications closed June 30, 2021. Stay Tuned for information on how to apply in 2022.