LCRA is offering community grants to area non-profits

   AUSTIN – The Lower Colorado River Authority is accepting grant applications for community development projects in LCRA’s wholesale electric or water service areas through July 31. Grants of up to $50,000 are available.
   Applications for the Community Development Partnership Program grants are available at lcra.org/cdpp.
   The grant program recently awarded more than $470,000 to help fund 22 projects, including providing emergency equipment to firefighters and other first responders, a backup generator for a medical center, and community center and library renovations. 
   To date, LCRA and its wholesale electric customers have awarded 1,717 community grants totaling more than $45 million. 
   When combined with more than $224 million in community-raised matching funds, the total investment in communities is almost $270 million.
   Most of the CDPP grants are for $25,000 or less, but every cycle includes 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. 
   For-profit entities, individuals, professional associations and nonprofits with limited group memberships are not eligible for CDPP grants.
   For a list of eligibility requirements or more information, visit lcra.org/cdpp or call the grant coordinator at 800-776-5272, ext. 3140.

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