LCRA offering community grants to area nonprofits, first responders

Applications for next round of grants due Jan. 31

Dec. 26, 2018

The Lower Colorado River Authority will accept grant applications for community projects in LCRA's wholesale electric or water service areas in January. Grants of up to $50,000 are available.

Applications for the Community Development Partnership Program grants will be available at 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 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 access to nature at more than 40 parks, recreation areas and river access sites along the Texas Colorado River, from the 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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