LCRA accepting grant applications for community projects


The Lower Colorado River Authority is accepting applications for grants for community projects throughout the month of January. Grants of up to $50,000 are available.

Applications for the Community Development Partnership Program grants will be available at lcra.org/cdpp beginning Jan. 1 and are due by Jan. 31.

The grant program recently helped fund 23 projects, including providing emergency equipment to firefighters and other first responders, replacing playground equipment, upgrading electrical systems in community halls, and renovating volunteer fire department stations.

To date, LCRA and its wholesale electric customers have awarded 1,695 community grants totaling more than $44.5 million. When combined with almost $224 million in community-raised matching funds, the total investment in projects is more than $268.5 million.

Most of the grants are for $25,000 or less, but every cycle includes two or three grants of up to $50,000.

Eligible organizations include volunteer fire departments, emergency responders, local governments, schools, libraries, civic groups, museums and other nonprofit organizations. For-profit entities, individuals, professional associations and nonprofits with limited group memberships are not eligible for CDPP grants.

For a list of eligibility requirements or more information, visit lcra.org/cdpp or call the grant coordinator at 800-776-5272, ext. 3140.