LCRA GIVES GRANTS TO AREA CITIES, ORGANIZATIONS FOR NEW EQUIPMENT, FACILITY UPGRADES

  

Renovations to a La Grange baseball field, new equipment for Industry volunteer firefighters, and improvements to the SPJST Lodge in Fayetteville were some of the projects that recently received grant funding from the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA).

The LCRA and its wholesale electric customers recently awarded more than $525,000 in community development grants throughout the LCRA’s service area.  Twenty-eight projects were funded with grants of up to $50,000.

Grants included $20,000 in assistance from the LCRA and the City of La Grange, which will be provided to La Grange Little League to renovate a baseball field at White Rock Park.  The LCRA and the city also partnered to grant $10,000 to the Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center to replace the roof of the Sanford Schmid Amphitheater, along with $8,300 for new bronze signs at the Texas Quilt Museum.

The LCRA, in addition to Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative, also granted $30,000 to the Industry Volunteer Fire Department, who will use the funds for new hydraulic rescue tools and protective gear.

In Fayetteville, a $24,000 grant from the LCRA and Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative will help spruce up the SPJST Lodge No. 1 in Fayetteville.

To date, the LCRA and its wholesale electric customers have awarded 1,768 community grants totaling more than $46 million.  When combined with nearly $226 million in community-raised matching funds, the program has invested almost $272 million in local communities.

Applications for the next round of Community Development Partnership Program grants will be available online at www.lcra.org/cdpp on July 1st.  Applications are due by July 31st.

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