TNMP Power Grants
The TNMP Fund in spring 2015 introduced TNMP Power Grants to invest in our communities. The fund sought innovative and creative proposals that support the communities TNMP serves.
For the 2016 grants, more than 50 qualified 501(c)3 nonprofits, municipalities and school districts applied for grants up to $5,000 each. A total of $50,000 in funding was available.
Funding priorities included: community safety.
- economic development.
- Alvin Volunteer Fire Department, $5,000: Purchase of Stovetop Firestop devices and fire extinguishers for distribution to single parents, low-income families and senior citizens in need.
- Aubrey Area Library, $4,234: Purchase of equipment to enable patrons to complete self-service transactions when they check out library materials.
- City of Blossom, $5,000: Purchase new and updated playground equipment to expand the appeal to children at the city park, including adaptive equipment for children with different abilities.
- Columbia Blooms, $5,000: Purchase of materials and plants for two gardens at the First Capitol of Texas Park in West Columbia in a project to educate the community about the importance of rain gardens and storm water abatement.
- City of Fort Stockton, $5,000: Purchase of materials for the first segment of a walking trail along North Rio Street.
- Galveston County Food Bank, $5,000: Purchase of Kidz Pacz, which are filled with nonperishable food that is both nutritious and kid-friendly and will help bridge the summer hunger gap for children facing food insecurity.
- Lake Whitney Ministerial Alliance, $5,000: Purchase of materials to be used in construction of a new food-preparation room to be built in accordance with applicable health codes.
- Nellie Pederson Civic Library, $4,000: Purchase of 150 books and 30 audio books for kids in Clifton area. These include books that are specific for juvenile-age readers and for younger children.
- City of Leonard, $3,500: Funding toward the purchase of a fountain for the town's lake, part of an overall project to increase the lake's appeal.
- Sweeny Elementary School, $3,344: Purchase of supplies and other materials for use in academic science experiment for students in each grade level, each day for one hour per day.
- Whitewright Public Library, $4,922: Purchase of new seating and tables appropriate for current-day patrons as well as replacement carts for use by library staff.