Sherri Skeeters

AEDC announces call for Community Development Grant applications
Deadline to apply for 2018 funding is February 28

ATHENS, TX: Athens Economic Development Corporation has announced its call for Community Development Grant applications.

The Community Development Grant program is designed to provide grants for eligible projects which promote sports, cultural, entertainment and community projects that attract tourism and contribute to quality of life, business development and growth of Athens sales tax revenue. All projects must be located in the city of Athens, in addition to creating an economic impact on the city.

Applicants must be a government agency, business or non-profit organization and in business for more than one year. Approved projects must be completed within one year and grants will be expended on a reimbursement basis.

To be considered for this year’s round of funding, applications must be received by February 28. Eligible applications will be reviewed and scored for recommendation to AEDC’s Board followed by City Council approval.

Applications are available online at or at AEDC, 201 W. Corsicana Street, in the Athens Partnership Center. For more information, call 903-675-4617.