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Community Development Partnership Program

LCRA supports local communities in its service area through grants of up to $50,000 through the Community Development Partnership Program (CDPP).  Learn more.

The next cycle for new applications is January 1-31, 2022.
View a previously submitted CDPP grant application.

1,820 grants and counting

CDPP has invested almost $275 million in local communities.

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Contacts

Sheila Slagel, grants program manager
800-776-5272, ext. 3140
Liz Mundine, grants program administrator
800-776-5272, ext. 1627
[email protected]
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About the program

CDPP grants help local governments, emergency responders and tax-exempt nonprofit organizations fund capital improvement projects that might otherwise not be possible. Grant-funded projects must have physical addresses located within LCRA’s wholesale electric or water service area, or areas in which LCRA Transmission Services Corporation provides transmission services. View a map of LCRA’s service areas.

Organizations in all or part of the following counties are eligible for CDPP grants: Aransas, Austin, Bandera, Bastrop, Blanco, Brown, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Callahan, Cameron, Coke, Coleman, Colorado, Comal, Concho, Coryell, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, DeWitt, Dimmit, Eastland, Ector, Edwards, Fayette, Gillespie, Goliad, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hamilton, Harris, Hays, Hidalgo, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Lampasas, Lavaca, Lee, Llano, Mason, Matagorda, Maverick, McCulloch, Medina, Menard, Midland, Mills, Nolan, Nueces, Pecos, Real, San Patricio, San Saba, Schleicher, Starr, Sterling, Sutton, Taylor, Terrell, Tom Green, Travis, Upton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Waller, Washington, Wharton, Williamson and Zavala.

CDPP grants are awarded twice a year for capital projects for volunteer fire departments, emergency responders, cities and counties, schools, libraries, civic groups, museums and other tax-exempt nonprofit organizations. The projects must benefit or be available to an entire community and must improve the value of a capital asset by building, renovating or purchasing equipment.

Examples of recent awards include funding for emergency equipment for first responders; improvements to fire stations, parks, libraries and community centers; energy-efficient lighting and electrical upgrades for museums and community sports fields; air conditioning units for convention centers; rainwater catchment systems; and roof repairs and handicapped-accessible ramps for local museums and community halls.

Social service projects and limited-use facilities such as food pantries, transitional housing and substance abuse facilities are not eligible for CDPP funding. CDPP grants may not be used for planning or consultants, or training, workshops or seminars (with the exception of public firefighting organizations, including volunteer fire departments). Other ineligible projects include those that already are completed; in fundraising mode; religious sanctuaries or church-sponsored facilities that can be used only by members; land acquisition; debt-reduction campaigns; capital campaigns; program operating costs; administrative and/or indirect costs, such as personnel and overhead expenses, as well as grant writing and/or consulting fees; computer and/or video equipment or software; furniture; appliances; office equipment; or batteries.

Online grant applications are available in January and July.

Applicants requesting more than $5,000 in grant funding must supply matching funds of at least 20 percent of the total project cost. Grants larger than $25,000 are intended for particularly impressive and noteworthy projects with a far-reaching impact on a broad community. The larger grant category is extremely competitive, as funding in the $25,000+ category is limited to 30 percent of the grants awarded. There is a minimum request of $1,000.

The CDPP program places emphasis on projects for volunteer fire departments and those that address needs caused by wildfires or drought conditions, or include water conservation, energy efficiency or educational components.

View recent CDPP grants.

Nov. 16, 2021
LCRA, Bandera Electric Co-op award $24,999 grant to Center Point VFD
LCRA, Bandera Electric Co-op award $17,331 grant to Castle Lake Ranch firefighters
LCRA, Bandera Electric Co-op award $16,800 grant to Comfort Public Library

Nov. 15, 2021
LCRA, Pedernales Electric Co-op award $25,000 grant to aid area firefighters
LCRA, Pedernales Electric Co-op award $23,727 grant for new battery-operated rescue tools
LCRA awards $17,930 grant to Colorado County Fair Association
LCRA, City of Llano award $24,090 grant to Llano County Art Association
LCRA awards $24,950 grant to Oakridge Volunteer Fire Department

Nov. 10, 2021
LCRA awards City of Wharton $50,000 grant for civic center renovations
LCRA, City of Schulenburg award $47,855 grant to Schulenburg Volunteer Fire Department

Nov. 08, 2021
LCRA awards $19,903 grant to Sabinal EMS for emergency medical equipment
LCRA, Bandera Electric Co-op award $21,120 grant to Concan VFD for new rescue vehicle

Nov. 04, 2021
LCRA awards $16,696 grant for new lighting for community center in Panna Maria
LCRA awards $6,670 grant to help protect, preserve exhibits at the Sinton Historical Museum

Nov. 2, 2021
LCRA, City of Luling award $20,000 grant to Luling Area Oil Museum for HVAC, remodeling
LCRA awards $12,960 grant to Bastrop Fire Department

May 28, 2021
LCRA awards nearly $550,000 in community grants

May27, 2021
LCRA awards $25,000 grant to refresh Manda schoolhouse
LCRA, Pedernales Electric Co-op award $3,065 grant to light community basketball court

May 26, 2021
LCRA, Pedernales Electric Co-op award $8,000 grant to City of Highland Haven
LCRA, Bluebonnet Co-op award $19,583 grant to Martindale Volunteer Fire and Rescue
LCRA, City of Luling award $25,000 grant to Luling Volunteer Fire Department

May 25, 2021
LCRA, City of Schulenburg award $19,512 grant to Boys & Girls Clubs of Champion Valley
LCRA, City of Goldthwaite award $50,000 grant for upgrades at Mills County Civic Center
LCRA, Bluebonnet Co-op award $18,300 grant for city hall in newly incorporated City of Ellinger
LCRA awards $10,315 grant to help beautify popular Mill Pond Park
LCRA, City of Brenham award $8,445 grant to Boys & Girls Club of Washington County

May 24, 2021
LCRA, Bluebonnet Co-op award $25,000 grant to South Lee County VFD
LCRA, Bluebonnet Co-op award $16,499 grant to Beaver Creek Volunteer Fire Department
LCRA, City of Giddings award $24,600 grant for park to honor local veterans

May 21, 2021
LCRA awards $25,000 grant to Christoval Volunteer Fire Department
LCRA awards $19,690 grant to Bronte Volunteer Fire Department

May 17, 2021
LCRA, Bandera Electric Co-op award $25,000 grant to Medina Volunteer Fire Department

May 14, 2021
LCRA awards $25,000 grant for new school playground equipment
LCRA awards $35,000 grant to Santa Anna ISD for new, modern playground

May 10, 2021
LCRA, Bluebonnet Co-op award $50,000 grant for new regional fire training center
LCRA, Bluebonnet Co-op award $20,000 grant to McMahan Volunteer Fire Department

May 7, 2021
LCRA, Hamilton County Electric Co-op award $11,351 grant to upgrade Adamsville Community Center

May 4, 2021
LCRA, Bluebonnet Co-op award $19,848 grant to brighten Round Top’s town square
LCRA awards $20,000 grant for park shade structures

May 3, 2021
LCRA awards $23,000 grant to renovate Main Street Park in Palacios

April 27, 2021
LCRA, PEC award $22,235 grant to upgrade Cottonwood Shores park
Dec. 4, 2020
LCRA, wholesale electric customers award nearly $530,000 in community grants
Dec. 3, 2020
LCRA, Bandera Electric Co-op award $3,683 grant to Lakehills Area Library
LCRA, City of San Saba award $14,396 grant for new sign outside county courthouse
Dec. 2, 2020
LCRA, Bandera Electric Co-op award $6,596 grant to Frontier Times Museum
LCRA awards $7,648 grant to Pontotoc Ranch Fire Association
Dec. 1, 2020
LCRA, City of Hallettsville award $25,000 grant to update Knights of Columbus hall
LCRA awards $25,000 grant for new playground at Welhausen Park

Nov. 30, 2020
LCRA, City of San Saba award $5,000 grant to Friends of The Rylander Memorial Library
LCRA awards $40,000 grant for Kinney County fire station improvements

Nov. 20, 2020
LCRA, Bluebonnet Co-op award $25,000 grant to Fayetteville Community Foundation
LCRA, City of La Grange award $50,000 grant to Fayette County
LCRA awards $25,000 grant for sports complex upgrades

Nov. 19, 2020
LCRA, Hamilton County Electric Co-op award $24,548 grant to Lometa ISD
Nov. 18, 2020
LCRA, City of Lampasas award $4,785 grant to Lampasas County Sheriffs Office
LCRA awards $18,466 grant to upgrade Brown County Museum of History
Nov. 17, 2020
LCRA, Bandera Electric Co-op award $25,000 grant to help fund museum’s new wing
LCRA, Pedernales Electric Co-op award $4,550 grant to Falls on the Colorado Museum
Nov. 16, 2020
LCRA, Bluebonnet Co-op award $49,565 grant to Blue Volunteer Fire Department
LCRA, Bluebonnet Co-op award $20,000 grant to Tanglewood Volunteer Fire Department
Nov. 13, 2020
Matagorda VFD to get new cardiac equipment with $25,000 grant from LCRA
Nov. 12, 2020
LCRA, City of Mason award $25,000 grant for repairs to historic Seaquist House
LCRA, City of Lockhart award $5,000 grant for improvements at VFW post
Nov. 11, 2020
LCRA, Bandera Electric Cooperative award $21,000 grant to expand recycling efforts in Real County
LCRA, City of Llano provide $8,957 grant to help protect firefighters
Nov. 10, 2020
LCRA, City of Brenham award $1,528 grant to Brenham Heritage Museum
LCRA, City of Bellville award $20,000 grant to historic jail museum
Nov. 9, 2020
LCRA, Bluebonnet Co-op award $25,000 grant to Chappell Hill Volunteer Fire Department
LCRA, City of Brenham award $22,150 grant to Washington County

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