Donations and Grants

Bandera Electric proudly supports the communities we serve by financially encouraging efforts to preserve our rich Texas heritage, as well as develop new facilities and programs all BEC members can benefit from. That is why we support various sponsorships throughout the community as well as participate in a community grant program. BEC provides economic assistance for nonprofit organizations and access to grants to fund local community projects throughout the service area.

BEC Donations and Sponsorships

The BEC donations and sponsorship committee meets regularly to discuss nonprofit applications and donation and sponsorship requests. All requests are considered in accordance with our donations policy which can be found with the application link below. Donations that support community projects, education, energy efficiency and health and wellness will be considered.

Please mail requests to: BEC Attn: PR and Marketing, PO Box 667, Bandera, TX 78003

Email to: PublicRelations@BanderaElectric.com

Fax to: (830) 460-3030  Attn: PR and Marketing
 

LCRA CDPP Grants

LCRA and its electric and water customers provide grants for community projects. LCRA's Community Development Partnership Program grant program helps local governments and nonprofit organizations fund capital improvement projects to benefit the public. These projects must be located within LCRA's service area.

Volunteer fire departments, emergency medical services, school districts, libraries, civic groups, local governments and nonprofit organizations may apply for the grants. Social service projects -- such as food pantries, homeless shelters and drug and alcohol rehabilitation clinics -- are not eligible for funding.

Emphasis will be placed on projects that include energy efficiency and water conservation, volunteer fire departments, and public safety organizations that have been impacted by wildfires and the extreme drought conditions.

Applicants requesting $5,000 or more in grant funding must have at least 20 percent in matching funds. Applicants may request as much as $50,000 from CDPP grants. Approved grant applicants may not always receive the level of funding requested.

LCRA's Board of Directors, in partnership with LCRA's wholesale electric customers, determine annually whether funds are available for CDPP grants. The amount varies from year to year. In years in which funds are available, we have established two grant cycles for charitable organizations to apply to receive support.

Texas Rural Communities Grants

Texas Rural Communities (TRC) is announcing the availability of grants for nonprofit organizations serving rural communities. TRC wants to give as many organizations in rural Texas the opportunity to apply for funds to help their communities.

You can find applications at TexasRural.org or contact them directly at info@texasrural.org or at (800)787-2589. Application periods may vary, please visit the TRC website for application deadlines.

DSIRE

Federal and specific state funding for renewables and energy efficiency is updated regularly at DSIRE, the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency.