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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 July 1-31, 2021.

View a previously submitted CDPP grant application.

1,795 grants and counting

CDPP has invested almost $273 million in local communities.

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Contact

Sheila Slagel
800-776-5272, ext. 3140
[email protected]​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

About the program

CDPP 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, 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 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.
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
June 24, 2020
LCRA, wholesale electric customers offering grants of up to $50,000 for community projects
May 29, 2020
LCRA, wholesale electric customers award more than $525,000 in community grants
May 28, 2020
LCRA, Bluebonnet Co-op award $25,000 grant to upgrade St. John Colony School Museum
LCRA, City of Brady award $3,000 grant to community resale store
May 27, 2020
LCRA, City of La Grange award $20,000 grant to renovate Little League field
LCRA awards $15,200 grant to help boost firefighting efforts in Llano County
May 26, 2020
LCRA, City of Fredericksburg award $1,717 grant to Friends of the Fredericksburg Nature Center
LCRA, City of Smithville award $22,900 grant for improvements at arts center
May 22, 2020
LCRA, City of La Grange award $8,300 grant to Texas Quilt Museum
LCRA grant will help power efforts to bring more public events to downtown Columbus
May 21, 2020
LCRA, Bluebonnet Co-op award $24,500 grant for Crowe’s Nest Farm educational exhibit
LCRA, Bandera Electric Co-op award $16,212 grant for new emergency equipment
May 20, 2020
LCRA, Bluebonnet Co-op award $25,000 grant to Maxwell Fire Department
LCRA awards $9,600 grant to upgrade Richland Springs City Park
May 19, 2020
LCRA, Bluebonnet Co-op award $30,000 grant for rescue tools, firefighting gear
LCRA, Bandera Electric Co-op award $39,600 grant to upgrade Comfort fire station
May 18, 2020
LCRA, City of Luling award $25,000 grant to upgrade Luling Little League fields
LCRA, Hamilton County Electric Co-op award $20,240 grant for emergency response tools
LCRA, City of La Grange award $10,000 grant to Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center
May 15, 2020
LCRA, Bluebonnet Co-op award $14,835 grant to Rosanky Community Center
LCRA, City of Brady award $4,975 grant to McCulloch County for emergency response equipment
May 14, 2020
Historic SPJST Lodge No. 1 to be renovated thanks to $24,000 grant from LCRA, Bluebonnet Co-op
LCRA, City of Brady award $9,274 grant for rainwater collection system
May 13, 2020
LCRA, Bluebonnet Co-op award $19,893 grant to Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department
LCRA, City of Cuero award $23,410 grant to Boys and Girls Club of DeWitt County
LCRA, PEC award $25,000 grant to help upgrade rescue boat
May 11, 2020
LCRA awards $4,962 grant to Ingram Volunteer Fire Department
LCRA, City of Hallettsville award $7,500 grant to replace Little League scoreboards
Dec. 30, 2019
LCRA offers community grants to area nonprofits, first responders
Dec. 12, 2019
LCRA, wholesale electric customers award nearly $520,000 in community grants
Dec. 11, 2019
LCRA, PEC award $23,908 grant to expand Sandy Harbor fire station
LCRA, PEC award $50,000 grant for upgraded facilities at Marble Falls rodeo grounds
LCRA awards $25,000 grant for new restrooms in Kingsland Community Park
Dec. 9, 2019
LCRA, Bluebonnet Co-op award $25,000 grant to help expand Carmine fire station
LCRA, Bluebonnet Co-op award $21,250 grant for upgrades to Burton American Legion
Dec. 3, 2019
LCRA, PEC award $19,882 grant for new fire department substation
LCRA, PEC award $24,200 grant for new rescue equipment for Kempner volunteer firefighters
Nov. 21, 2019
LCRA, City of La Grange award $23,925 grant to La Grange Noon Lions Club
Colorado County EMS to buy swift-water rescue boat with help of $21,313 LCRA grant
Nov. 18, 2019
LCRA, City of Brady award $4,400 grant for upgrades at Brady historical museum
LCRA awards $2,836 grant for new rescue tool for first responders
LCRA, City of Goldthwaite award $25,000 grant for outdoor classroom
LCRA, City of San Saba award $25,000 grant for new firefighting brush truck
Nov. 14, 2019
LCRA, Bluebonnet Co-op award $14,765 grant for fire utility vehicle in Smithville
LCRA, Bluebonnet Co-op award $25,000 grant for improvements to Carmine park
Nov. 13, 2019
LCRA, Bandera Electric Co-op award $10,636 grant for new two-way radios
LCRA, Bandera Electric Co-op award $23,000 grant to area veterans of foreign wars
LCRA, Bandera Electric Co-op award $15,676 grant for new radios to aid first responders
Nov. 12, 2019
LCRA, Bluebonnet Co-op award $19,095 grant for much-needed upgrades at American Legion Hall
LCRA awards $19,532 grant to Garwood VFD for new emergency response equipment
Nov. 5, 2019
LCRA, City of Moulton award $50,000 grant to help complete new fire station
LCRA awards $25,000 grant for new playscape at Waelder City Park
LCRA awards $25,000 grant to aid restoration of Fritz Zedler House
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