AUSTIN, Texas – The Lower Colorado River Authority is offering grants of up to $50,000 for community development projects in LCRA’s wholesale electric or water service areas.
Applications for the latest round of Community Development Partnership Program grants are available online in January and must be submitted by Jan. 31. Most grants are for $25,000 or less, but each grant cycle includes awards of 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. The grants are not available to individuals, for-profit entities, professional associations and nonprofits with limited group memberships.
In the most recent round of grants, LCRA and its wholesale electric customers in late 2019 awarded nearly $520,000 to help fund 23 projects, including providing new equipment and facilities for first responders; renovations to historic properties and veterans halls; and improvements to community parks and playscapes.
To date, LCRA and its wholesale electric customers have awarded 1,740 community grants totaling more than $45 million. When combined with more than $225 million in community-raised matching funds, the total investment in local projects reaches almost $271 million.
Applications, eligibility requirements and more information are available at lcra.org/cdpp or by calling the program administrator at 800-776-5272, ext. 3140.
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 fulfilling our mission to enhance the quality of life of the Texans we serve through water stewardship, energy and community service. LCRA was created by the Texas Legislature in 1934 and receives no state appropriations. For more information, visit