|LCRA grants have helped communities purchase fire trucks and other fire-fighting equipment.
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.
Volunteer fire departments, emergency medical services, school districts, libraries, civic groups, local governments and nonprofit organizations may apply for the grants. Social service projects -- such as food pantries, homeless shelters and drug and alcohol rehabilitation clinics -- are not eligible for funding.
Emphasis will be placed on projects that include energy efficiency, water conservation or household hazardous waste facilities as well as volunteer fire departments and public safety organizations that have been impacted by wildfires due to the serious 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 $25,000. Approved grant applicants may not always receive the level of funding requested.
CDPP grant application deadlines
LCRA's Board of Directors, in partnership with LCRA's wholesale electric customers, determines annually whether funds are available for CDPP grants. In years in which funds are available, grant applications are due on the following dates: