Community Development Partnership Program
800-776-5272, ext. 3140
About the program
CDPP grants help local governments, emergency responders and nonprofit organizations fund capital improvement projects that might otherwise not be possible. Grant-funded projects must have physical addresses located within LCRA’s wholesale electric or water service area, or areas in which LCRA Transmission Services Corporation provides transmission services. View a map of LCRA’s service areas.
Organizations in all or part of the following counties are eligible for CDPP grants: Aransas, Austin, Bandera, Bastrop, Blanco, Brown, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Callahan, Cameron, Coke, Coleman, Colorado, Comal, Concho, Coryell, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, DeWitt, Dimmit, Eastland, Ector, Edwards, Fayette, Gillespie, Goliad, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hamilton, Harris, Hays, Hidalgo, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Lampasas, Lavaca, Lee, Llano, Mason, Matagorda, Maverick, McCulloch, Medina, Menard, Midland, Mills, Nolan, Nueces, Pecos, Real, San Patricio, San Saba, Schleicher, Starr, Sterling, Sutton, Taylor, Terrell, Tom Green, Travis, Upton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Waller, Washington, Wharton and Williamson.
The grants are awarded twice a year to volunteer fire departments, emergency responders, cities and counties, schools, libraries, civic groups, museums, and other nonprofit organizations. Social service projects and limited-use facilities such as food pantries, transitional housing and substance abuse facilities are not eligible for CDPP funding. Online grant applications are available in January and July.
Applicants requesting more than $5,000 in grant funding must supply matching funds of at least 20 percent of the total project cost. Grants larger than $25,000 are intended for particularly impressive and noteworthy projects with a far-reaching impact on a broad community. There is a minimum request of $1,000.
Examples of recent awards include funding for emergency equipment for first responders; improvements to fire stations, parks and community centers; energy-efficient lighting for community sports fields; air conditioning units in convention centers; rainwater catchment systems; and local museum masonry and other needed repairs.
Emphasis is placed on projects for volunteer fire departments and those that address needs caused by wildfires or drought conditions, or include water conservation, energy efficiency or educational components.
View recent CDPP grants.
May 12, 2020
LCRA donates $104,000 to local food banks
Feb. 21, 2020
Refill of Lake LBJ, Inks Lake begins Monday
Dec. 23, 2019
LCRA to lower lakes LBJ, Inks next week
View more here
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