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Community Development Partnership Program

LCRA and its wholesale electric customers support local communities through grants of up to $50,000 through the Community Development Partnership Program (CDPP). Learn more.

Apply for a CDPP grant.

Applications must be submitted by midnight on July 31.

1,768 grants and counting

CDPP has invested almost $272 million in local communities.

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Contact

Sheila Slagel
800-776-5272, ext. 3140
[email protected]​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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.

June 24, 2020
LCRA, wholesale electric customers offering grants of up to $50,000 for community projects

June 03, 2020
LCRA awards $14,094 grant for water recycling projects in Spicewood

May 29, 2020
LCRA, wholesale electric customers award more than $525,000 in community grants

May 28, 2020
LCRA, Bluebonnet Co-op award $25,000 grant to upgrade St. John Colony School Museum

May 28, 2020
LCRA, City of Brady award $3,000 grant to community resale store

May 27, 2020
LCRA, City of La Grange award $20,000 grant to renovate Little League field

May 27, 2020
LCRA awards $15,200 grant to help boost firefighting efforts in Llano County

May 26, 2020
LCRA, City of Smithville award $22,900 grant for improvements at arts center

May 26, 2020
LCRA, City of Fredericksburg award $1,717 grant to Friends of the Fredericksburg Nature Center

May 22, 2020
LCRA, City of La Grange award $8,300 grant to Texas Quilt Museum

May 22, 2020
LCRA grant will help power efforts to bring more public events to downtown Columbus

May 21, 2020
LCRA, Bluebonnet Co-op award $24,500 grant for Crowe’s Nest Farm educational exhibit

May 21, 2020
LCRA, Bandera Electric Co-op award $16,212 grant for new emergency equipment

May 20, 2020
LCRA, Bluebonnet Co-op award $25,000 grant to Maxwell Fire Department

May 20, 2020
LCRA awards $9,600 grant to upgrade Richland Springs City Park

May 19, 2020
LCRA, Bandera Electric Co-op award $39,600 grant to upgrade Comfort fire station

May 19, 2020
LCRA, Bluebonnet Co-op award $30,000 grant for rescue tools, firefighting gear

May 18, 2020
LCRA, Hamilton County Electric Co-op award $20,240 grant for emergency response tools

May 18, 2020
LCRA, City of La Grange award $10,000 grant to Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center

May 18, 2020
LCRA, City of Luling award $25,000 grant to upgrade Luling Little League fields

May 15, 2020
LCRA, Bluebonnet Co-op award $14,835 grant to Rosanky Community Center

May 15, 2020
LCRA, City of Brady award $4,975 grant to McCulloch County for emergency response equipment

May 14, 2020
LCRA, City of Brady award $9,274 grant for rainwater collection system

May 14, 2020
Historic SPJST Lodge No. 1 to be renovated thanks to $24,000 grant from LCRA, Bluebonnet Co-op

May 13, 2020
LCRA, Bluebonnet Co-op award $19,893 grant to Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department

May 13, 2020
LCRA, PEC award $25,000 grant to help upgrade rescue boat

May 13, 2020
LCRA, City of Cuero award $23,410 grant to Boys and Girls Club of DeWitt County

May 12, 2020
LCRA donates $104,000 to local food banks

May 12, 2020
LCRA, Bandera Electric Co-op award $19,998 grant to Pipe Creek firefighters

May 12, 2020
LCRA, City of Luling award $50,000 grant for park upgrades

May 11, 2020
LCRA, City of Hallettsville award $7,500 grant to replace Little League scoreboards

May 11, 2020
LCRA awards $4,962 grant to Ingram Volunteer Fire Department

Feb. 21, 2020
Refill of Lake LBJ, Inks Lake begins Monday

Feb. 18, 2020
LCRA awards $14,000 grant to Horseshoe Bay to promote water conservation

Feb. 06, 2020
State approves updated Water Management Plan for lakes Buchanan, Travis

Jan. 23, 2020
LCRA honors Llano County ranch owner for outstanding stewardship

Dec. 30, 2019
LCRA offers community grants to area nonprofits, first responders

Dec. 23, 2019
LCRA to lower lakes LBJ, Inks next week

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