LCRA awards over $ 730,000 in grants to community projects in the region

AUSTIN (KXAN) – More than 30 community projects across the region have just received a big boost in funding, thanks to the Lower Colorado River Authority.

The agency announced Friday that it has awarded more than $ 730,000 in grants to projects in its power, water and transmission areas. The money is part of LCRA’s community development partnership program.

Fourteen of the grants are intended for first responders – mostly volunteer firefighters – and will provide them with new protective equipment, emergency vehicles and other essential resources.

“By helping to deliver new, better and up-to-date protective gear and equipment, we can enable first responders to get to emergencies quickly, with top-notch equipment by their side as they work to protect them. people who need help, ”said Phil Wilson, LCRA Executive Director.

In total, LCRA awarded 1,752 community grants, totaling nearly $ 48 million.

CDPP grants are awarded twice a year for investment projects for VFDs, emergency responders, cities and counties, schools, libraries, civic groups, museums and other organizations to non-profit tax exempt.

Applications for the next round of grants will be available on January 1

The application period for the next round of grants will open on January 1 and end on January 31 at midnight. You can apply here.

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