LCRA, City of Moulton award $50,000 grant to help complete new fire station

New station will help Moulton Fire Department expand to meet growing demands

Nov. 5, 2019

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LCRA and City of Moulton representatives present a $50,000 grant to the Moulton Fire Department for the completion of infrastructure work at the department's new station. The grant is part of LCRA's Community Development Partnership Program. Pictured, from left to right, are: Sheila Slagel, LCRA Grants Program Administrator; Chief Tim Koncaba, Moulton Fire Department; LuAnn D. Rogers, Moulton city administrator; Lori A. Berger, LCRA Board member; and Rick Arnic, LCRA Regional Affairs representative.

MOULTON, Texas – The Moulton Fire Department will complete infrastructure work at its new fire station thanks to a $50,000 grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority and the City of Moulton.

The Community Development Partnership Program grant, along with $53,950 in matching contributions, will allow the volunteer department to complete electrical, plumbing, and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system work at the new station, which is expected to open in 2020.

Fire Department Chief Tim Koncaba said the new station will allow the group to better serve the community.

“We’re outgrowing our station, and now we’re going to have a place with a little room and some space to grow,” Koncaba said. “We’re expecting a new engine in the next month, and this will help make room for that. We’re fortunate to get this grant through LCRA. We rely on fundraising to continue serving, and grants like this are a big factor in how we make it.”

In addition to serving Moulton, the department has mutual aid agreements in place with other parts of Lavaca County and parts of Fayette and Gonzales counties.

The new station will include a meeting room available for local organizations.

This grant is one of a number of grants recently awarded through LCRA’s Community Development Partnership Program, which provides economic development and community assistance grants to cities, counties, volunteer fire departments, regional development councils and other nonprofit organizations in LCRA’s wholesale electric and water service areas. The program is part of LCRA’s effort to give back to the communities it serves. The City of Moulton is one of LCRA’s wholesale electric customers and a partner in the grant program.

Applications for the next round of grants will be accepted Jan. 1-31, 2020. More information is available at lcra.org/cdpp.

About LCRA
The Lower Colorado River Authority serves customers and communities throughout Texas by managing the lower Colorado River; generating and transmitting electric power; providing a clean, reliable water supply; and offering outdoor adventures at more than 40 parks along the Colorado River from the Texas Hill Country to the Gulf Coast. LCRA and its employees are committed to enhancing the lives of Texans through water stewardship, energy and community services. LCRA was created by the Texas Legislature in 1934. For more information, visit lcra.org.

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