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.