LCRA and its wholesale electric customers support local communities through grants of up to $50,000 through the Community Development Partnership Program. The grants help local governments, emergency responders and 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.
The grants are awarded twice a year to volunteer fire departments, emergency responders, cities and counties, schools, libraries, civic groups, museums, and other nonprofit organizations. Online grant applications are available in January and July.
Examples of recent awards include funding for emergency equipment for first responders; improvements to fire stations, parks and community centers; energy-efficient lighting for community sports fields; air conditioning units in convention centers; rainwater catchment systems; and local museum masonry and other needed repairs.
Emphasis is placed 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.
Social service projects and limited-use facilities such as food pantries, transitional housing and substance abuse facilities are not eligible for CDPP funding.
Applicants requesting $5,000 or more in grant funding must supply matching funds of at least 20 percent of the grant amount.
Grants larger than $25,000 are intended for particularly impressive and noteworthy projects with a far-reaching impact on a broad community.
View CDPP eligibility requirements
View CDPP Frequently Asked Questions.