Fifteen Organizations Awarded Grants
Fifteen qualifying organizations, schools and municipalities that are part of Texas-New Mexico Power's territory have been awarded TNMP Power Grants for 2018.
Facts about 2018 grants
- More than 70 organizations applied.
- $100,000 was available for 2018, double the funding of past years.
- Grants were available in amounts between $2,000 and $10,000, an increase from the $5,000 cap of past years.
- Grants are made by the TNMP Fund from shareholder dollars. No rate dollars are used for grants.
"We were pleased to see even more applicants this year," TNMP President Neal Walker said, "and we look forward to seeing the impact these projects make in their communities."
2018 recipient projects
- Alvin Community College: $9,750 for structural upgrades to provide greater protection for students and staff members from on-campus security threats.
- Angleton ISD Education Foundation: $9,079 to fund purchase of supplies for the Making Math Come Alive student program.
- Brazoria County Alliance for Children: $4,018 to fund upgrades to the agency training facility.
- Christian Community Action in Lewisville: $10,000 to fund purchases of Chromebooks, software and GED exam materials for financially challenged clients.
- City of Princeton Library: $7,870 for computer programs to enhance literacy achievement for children and adults.
- City of Tom Bean: $2,155 for a tornado siren radio-controller box, enabling remote activation that allows city employees to remain inside and safer during emergencies.
- City of Valley Mills: $10,000 to fund flashing LED stop signs and other traffic safety upgrades at an intersection adjacent to the kid-friendly Splash Pad Park.
- College of the Mainland Foundation in Texas City: $10,000 for additional funding for the Random Acts of Kindness program that assists students facing financial emergencies.
- Communities in Schools Bay Area: $5,000 to fund social-emotional learning professional development for agency staff.
- Fort Stockton Middle School: $4,726 to fund materials for an agricultural project for students in STEM classes.
- Hope Active: $4,314 for additional school supplies and wellness opportunities for low-income ISD students in Galveston County.
- Lewisville ISD Foundation: $7,500 to fund the purchase of firefighter helmets for students in the district's firefighter dual-credit certification program.
- Texas City ISD Foundation for the Future: $8,500 to fund a mobile library for La Marque students whose classes are housed at temporary campuses due to Hurricane Harvey damage.
- West Shore Civic Association, Lake Whitney: $2,588 to fund upgrades to the community Civic Center.
- Winkler County Hospital: $4,500 to fund purchase of a radio system to provide reliable communications during emergencies.
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 249,000 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