Giving Back

PEC helps local organizations secure more than $90,000 in LCRA grants

Grants benefit emergency services, library, and community center in PEC service area

With the help of PEC, local organizations will receive more than $90,000 in grants through the Lower Colorado River Authority’s (LCRA) Community Development Partnership Program.

This year’s recipients include Hoover Valley Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Cassie Volunteer Fire Department and EMS, and Round Mountain Volunteer Fire Department. The funds will be used to purchase important equipment to help keep local communities safer, including a fire rescue boat, portable radios, and communication radios for firetrucks.

The Oakalla Public Library will use its grant money to replace outdated single-pane windows with modern, energy-efficient double-pane windows. The Gem of the Hills Activity Center in Blanco will remodel existing restrooms to be more accessible and meet current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards.

“We’re proud to support the communities that serve our members,” said Caroline Tinsley Porter, PEC’s community relations coordinator. “We’re pleased to be able to offer our grant expertise to help deserving organizations in our service area secure these funds, which will make our communities better places for our members to live.”

LCRA’s grants program distributes funds for projects semiannually throughout its service territory, which spans more than 42,000 square miles across Texas. PEC works with local nonprofits to help ensure portions of LCRA’s grant dollars benefit PEC members and communities. The cooperative’s staff offers help with applications, qualifications, and budgeting.

The application process for the next cycle of grants is July 1-31, 2019. Learn more on LCRA’s website.