LCRA offering community grants to area nonprofits, first responders

Applications for next round of grants due July 31

July 1, 2019

AUSTIN, Texas – The Lower Colorado River Authority is accepting grant applications for community development projects in LCRA's wholesale electric or water service areas through July 31. Grants of up to $50,000 are available.

Applications for the Community Development Partnership Program grants are available at

The grant program recently awarded more than $470,000 to help fund 22 projects, including providing emergency equipment to firefighters and other first responders, a backup generator for a medical center, and community center and library renovations. To date, LCRA and its wholesale electric customers have awarded 1,717 community grants totaling more than $45 million. When combined with more than $224 million in community-raised matching funds, the total investment in communities is almost $270 million.

Most of the CDPP 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 or call the grant coordinator at 800-776-5272, ext. 3140.

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

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