Community Development Partnership Program (CDPP) Grant

Grants to Texas Nonprofits, Agencies, and
Schools for Capital Improvement Projects

GrantWatch ID#: 177164
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA)


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Grants of up to $50,000 to Texas nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and schools for capital improvement projects benefitting communities within the funding source’s service area. The purpose of this program is to promote economic growth through projects in education, community planning, health care, employment, recreation, public safety, training, and volunteer fire departments.

CDPP grants encourage economic diversification in local communities; contribute to the health, safety, and development of a community; or improve the quality or quantity of services essential for the development of viable communities and economic growth.

The grants help local governments, emergency responders and nonprofit organizations fund capital improvement projects that might otherwise not be possible.

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 given to projects for volunteer fire departments and to those that address needs caused by wildfires or drought conditions, or include water conservation, energy efficiency or educational components.

Grants of up to $50,000 are available.

Grants larger than $25,001 are intended for particularly impressive and noteworthy projects with a far-reaching impact on a broad community.

The project must be completed within 12 months of the date the grant is received.

Most local governments and nonprofit organizations in LCRA’s service area are eligible to apply for a CDPP grant.

Grant recipients include:

-Cities and counties
-Civic organizations
-Volunteer fire departments
-Emergency medical services
-Historical associations

Grant applicants must be the property owner where the project is located.

Those ineligible to receive grants include for-profit entities, individuals, professional associations and nonprofit organizations limited to group membership.

The types of projects that are not eligible include: completed projects; religious or church-sponsored facilities that can only be used by members; social service projects; land acquisition projects; debt- reduction campaigns; capital campaigns, program operating costs, seminar and conference fees; computer equipment or software; most functions carried out by a taxing entity; appliances; office equipment; and batteries for equipment.

Social service projects and limited-use facilities such as food pantries, transitional housing, and substance abuse facilities are not eligible for CDPP funding.

Applicants requesting $5,000 or more in grant funding must supply matching funds of at least 20 percent of the grant amount.

CDPP grants are awarded twice a year. Applications for the next round of grants will be available July 1, 2017, and applications will be due by July 31, 2017. ​

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Sheila Slagel
800-776-5272, ext. 3140,​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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