The Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) will soon begin receiving grant applications for community projects.
Applications for the next round of Community Development Partnership Program grants will be available online starting Saturday, January 1.st. Most grants are $ 25,000 or less, but each grant cycle includes multiple grants of up to $ 50,000.
Eligible organizations include volunteer firefighters, emergency responders, local governments, schools, libraries, civic groups, museums, and other non-profit organizations. Grants are not available for individuals, for-profit entities, professional associations, social service projects, or limited-use facilities.
Applicants requesting more than $ 5,000 in grants must provide matching funds of at least 20 percent of the total project cost. Projects must benefit or be accessible to an entire community and must improve the value of an asset through construction, renovation or purchase of equipment.
In the latest round of grants at the end of the year, LCRA awarded more than $ 730,000 to fund 32 projects, including the purchase of new vehicles and equipment for first responders and the renovation of museums, libraries and community centers.
Applications and eligibility conditions are available at www.lcra.org/cdpp.