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LCRA awards more than $730,000 in grants to community projects in the area

AUSTIN (KXAN) – More than 30 community projects across the region have received a major grant from the Lower Colorado Rivers Authority.

The agency announced Friday that it has awarded more than $730,000 in grants to projects across its electricity, water and transmission service sectors. The funds are part of LCRA’s Community Development Partnership Program.

Fourteen grants are available to first responders – mainly volunteer fire departments – and will provide them with new protective gear, emergency vehicles and other vital resources.

“By helping to provide new protective gear and updated, better equipment, we can make it easier for first responders to get to emergencies quickly, with leading equipment on the side. side as they work to protect those in need,” said Phil Wilson, general manager of the LCRA.

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

CDPP grants are awarded twice a year to capital projects for VFDs, emergency response agencies, cities and counties, schools, libraries, civic groups, museums, and nonprofit organizations other tax-free profits.

Applications for the next round of funding will be available January 1

The application period for the next round of funding will open on January 1 and run until midnight on January 31. You can register here.

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DUSTIN JONES

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