Eleven Projects Awarded TNMP Power Grants
Eleven qualifying organizations have been awarded TNMP Power Grants for investment in communities served by Texas-New Mexico Power.
The grants, from the TNMP Fund, were made available to organizations for use in community safety, economic development, education and environmental efforts.
A total of $50,000 in funding was available. More than 50 nonprofits, municipalities and school districts applied for the grants, which were for up to $5,000.
"With so many worthy projects applying, it wasn't easy narrowing down the recipients," TNMP President Neal Walker said. "But they're great projects and we're proud to provide this funding."
Recipient organizations & projects
- 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.
The TNMP Fund is a division of the PNM Resources Foundation.
Texas-New Mexico Power is a transmission and distribution service provider that delivers power to about 236,000 homes and businesses on behalf of retail electric providers in Texas. More information is available at tnmp.com/about-us.
Eric Paul: 409-949-5685