LCRA offering local grants


The Lower Colorado River Authority is offering grants of up to $50,000 for community projects throughout LCRA’s wholesale power, water and transmission service territory.

Applications for the next round of Community Development Partnership Program grants will be available online in January and must be submitted by midnight on Jan. 31. Most grants are for $25,000 or less, but each grant cycle includes awards of several 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. Organizations in all or part of Gonzales County are eligible for CDPP grants.

Applicants requesting more than $5,000 in grant funding must supply matching funds of at least 20% of the total project cost.

The projects must benefit or be available to an entire community and must improve the value of a capital asset by building, renovating or purchasing equipment.SW

Applications and eligibility requirements are available at or by calling the program administrator at 800-776-5272, ext. 3140.