LCRA, Bluebonnet Co-op award $14,835 grant to Rosanky Community Center
Center will make energy-efficient improvements to 100-year-old meeting place
May 15, 2020
BASTROP COUNTY, Texas – A $14,835 grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority and Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative will help the Rosanky Community Center make important updates to the historic schoolhouse it calls home.
The Community Development Partnership Program grant, along with $7,988 in matching funds, will allow the center to replace 40-year-old windows with new energy-efficient ones while still maintaining the original look of the century-old building. The grant will also pay for insulation, new air conditioning units and a new septic system.
“The old historic schoolhouse is more than 100 years old,” said James Rose, Rosanky Community Center president. “We’re responsible for keeping the old charm of historic buildings, but also making them better for the community to enjoy, and that’s what this grant will help us do.”
The community center is open seven days a week and is available for rentals. It is a popular site for events including weddings, holiday gatherings, graduations and voting.
“It’s wonderful to have this grant,” Rose said. “We wouldn’t have been able to do all this without it, and would’ve made the septic system alone our top priority. We’re very grateful to LCRA and Bluebonnet.”
The community grant is one of 28 grants awarded recently through LCRA’s Community Development Partnership Program, which provides economic development and community assistance grants to cities, counties, volunteer fire departments, regional development councils and other nonprofit organizations in LCRA’s wholesale electric and water service areas. The program is part of LCRA’s effort to give back to the communities it serves. Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative is one of LCRA’s wholesale electric customers and a partner in the grant program.
Applications for the next round of grants will be accepted July 1-31. More information is available at lcra.org/cdpp.
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 lcra.org.
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative is one of the largest electric cooperatives in Texas and has been providing power to its members since 1939. Bluebonnet serves more than 105,000 meters, and owns and maintains 12,000 miles of power lines, located across more than 3,800 square miles within 14 Central Texas counties. Bluebonnet’s service area stretches from Travis County to Washington County, and from Milam County to Gonzales County. For more information about Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative, go to bluebonnet.coop and follow the co-op on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
LCRA: Clara Tuma
Bluebonnet: Will Holford