LCRA CDPP Grants
LCRA and its electric and water customers provide grants for community projects. LCRA's Community Development Partnership Program grant program (Opens in a new window)
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 makes grants to fund community programs in rural areas that advance community development, including but not limited to environmental, economic or educational programs for the benefit of rural communities.
TRC will make numerous awards with the total amount not to exceed $41,000. The average awards have been $3,700 and will not exceed $10,000. Grant funds may not be used for building construction or personnel costs.
You can find applications at TexasRural.org
or contact them directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Application periods may vary, please visit the TRC website for application deadlines.
Federal and specific state funding for renewables and energy efficiency is updated regularly at DSIRE
, the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency.
Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)
The REAP program provides guaranteed loan financing and grant funding to agricultural producers and rural small businesses for renewable energy systems or to make energy efficiency improvements. Learn more at USDA.gov
- Agricultural producers with at least 50% of gross income coming from agricultural operations, and
- Small businesses in eligible rural areas.