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Community Development Partnership Program (CDPP) Grants

Community and Economic Development

LCRA and its electric and water customers provide grants for community projects. LCRA's grant program helps local governments and nonprofit organizations fund capital improvement projects to benefit the public. These projects must be located within LCRA's service area.

View the eligibility requirements

Volunteer fire departments, emergency medical services, school districts, libraries, civic groups, local governments and nonprofit organizations may apply for the grants.

Social service projects and limited use facilities – such as food pantries, transitional housing and substance abuse facilities – are not eligible for funding.

Emphasis will be placed on projects that include energy efficiency and water conservation, education, volunteer fire departments, and public safety organizations that have been impacted by wildfires and the extreme drought conditions.

Applicants requesting $5,000 or more in grant funding must have at least 20 percent in matching funds. Applicants may request as much as $50,000 from CDPP grants. Approved grant applicants may not always receive the level of funding requested.

​Applications for the next round of grants will be available June 1, 2017. Applications will be due by July 31, 2017.​

CDPP grants are awarded twice a year.

Read a wrapup of CDPP grants awarded in late 2016 and January 2017.

Read about each grant awarded in late 2016 and January 2017.

Jan. 25
LCRA, Pedernales Electric Cooperative award $23,169 grant to Johnson City Volunteer Fire

Jan. 23
LCRA, Bandera Electric Cooperative award $30,510 grant to Utopia Volunteer Emergency Medical Services

Jan. 23
LCRA and Bandera Electric Co-op award $25,000 for firetruck gear

Jan. 20
LCRA, Bandera Electric Cooperative award $10,495 grant to Mico VFD

Jan. 20
LCRA, PEC award $15,638 grant to Bergheim Volunteer Fire Department

Jan. 11
LCRA, PEC award $23,150 grant to City of Horseshoe Bay

Jan. 11
LCRA, PEC award $8,650 grant to Hill Country Community Theatre

Jan. 10
LCRA, PEC award $16,122 grant to upgrade Round Mountain fire truck

Jan. 5, 2017
LCRA and Bluebonnet Electric Co-op award $50,000 for fire station addition

Jan. 4, 2017
LCRA, Bluebonnet Electric Co-op award $12,000 grant to Caldwell County Emergency Services District No. 3

LCRA, Bluebonnet Electric Co-op award $39,600 grant to Dale Community Center

LCRA and Bluebonnet Electric Co-op award $7,807 grant to York Creek VFD

Jan. 3, 2017
LCRA, Hallettsville award $14,809 grant for scoreboard renovations

Dec. 21, 2016
LCRA receives $8 million grant for second new reservoir

Dec. 6, 2016
LCRA, Pedernales Electric Cooperative award $9,100 grant to EmilyAnn Theatre & Garden

LCRA, PEC award $20,179 grant to Wimberley Valley Radio Station

Dec. 5, 2016
LCRA and Bluebonnet Electric Coop award $34,420 grant for park building

LCRA, City of Brenham award $25,000 grant to Unity Theatre

Dec. 1, 2016
LCRA, Pedernales Electric Cooperative award $15,210 grant for safety bunker gear

LCRA, Hamilton County Electric award $14,943 grant to Evant VFD

LCRA awards City of Goldthwaite $25,000 grant for Legacy Plaza

Nov. 30, 2016
LCRA, San Saba award $20,000 grant to San Saba Garden Club

LCRA awards $5,095 grant to renovate historic community center

Nov. 29
LCRA, Burnet award grant for $24,753 Fire Department emergency equipment

LCRA and Hamilton County Electric Cooperative award $25,000 grant for improvements at Lometa Regional Park

LCRA, City of Lampasas award $4,678 grant to Sheriff’s Office

Nov. 9, 2016
LCRA awards $24,063 grant for new hospital equipment

LCRA awards $25,000 grant for Colorado County EMS life-saving equipment

Nov. 4, 2016
LCRA, La Grange award $19,995 grant for Bugle Boy building repairs

LCRA, La Grange award $25,000 grant for history museum improvements

Read about grants awarded in the first round of grants in 2016; and in the first and second round of grants awarded in 2015.

 

Did you know?
Between 1995 and 2017:

LCRA and its customers have awarded 1,580 CDPP grants.

These grants total $43 million.

Communities have raised almost $218 million in matching funds.

The total investment in local projects is more than $261 million.

 

Is your community project complete?

Final Completion Report guidelines

Final Completion Report form

Upload completed project photos

 

Contact information
Karen Rankin
800–776–5272, ext. 6725 or grants@lcra.org.