One-hundred-seventy-three nonprofit groups submitted applications for the Bluebonnet Community Grant program.
Among those to apply for the program, which was established last year by Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative, are: animal shelters, food banks, community centers, education foundations and emergency response organizations, just to name a few.
Bluebonnet’s general manager Mark Rose says they are “…thrilled to have received so many applications for the program,” and that their staff and board of directors are ready to, “…get to work evaluating the applications and awarding the first round of grants later this year.”
Bluebonnet will donate $3 million to nonprofit groups within the co-op’s service area over the next three years.
This is the first grant cycle for the program. The total amount requested this grant cycle is $7.78 million.
The Community Grants program will fund capital projects for up to $100,000 each and award operational grants from $5,000 to $20,000.
For more information on the Bluebonnet Community Grant program, go to bluebonnet.coop/grants.