Grants Available to Qualifying Nonprofits
Qualifying nonprofit organizations serving communities in Texas-New Mexico Power's territory can apply for TNMP Power Grants of up to $10,000.
Grants can be used by qualifying 501(c)(3) organizations, schools and municipalities in TNMP's service area to fund a broad variety of projects, including (but not limited to):
- community safety.
- community outreach.
- economic development.
Projects specific to responding to community needs based on Covid-19 also will be considered.
Grants from the shareholder-funded TNMP Fund will be available in amounts between $2,000 to $10,000. A total of $100,000 will be available. Applicants are encouraged to apply only for the amounts needed to fund their projects. The application window opens Sept. 28.
"This has been a year unlike any in recent memory and we know that's affected some nonprofits' ability to provide their usual services," TNMP President Neal Walker said. "We hope that TNMP Power Grants will help some of those organizations accomplish important goals."
Seventeen projects were funded a total of $100,000 through TNMP Power Grants in 2019.
TNMP is a lines-and-poles company, delivering power to about 256,000 homes and businesses. About 400 employees work in more than 20 communities across Texas.
Eligibility and Applying
Qualifying 501(c)(3) organizations serving communities in TNMP's territory are eligible to apply, including those affiliated with schools and municipalities.
Organizations can look at their monthly retail electric bills, the faces of the electric meters or our service territory maps on tnmp.com to find out if TNMP is their transmission and distribution utility.
Interested nonprofits can visit tnmp.com/powergrants to review grants information, then – effective Sept. 28 – follow the link to the application. Additional resources for prospective applicants also are available from that page.
The application window is Sept. 28-Oct. 16, 2020. Funding will be completed later in the year.
Questions from prospective applicants can be e-mailed to community -at- tnmp -dot- com.
TNMP is a transmission and distribution service provider that delivers power to about 255,000 homes and businesses on behalf of retail electric providers in Texas. More information is available at tnmp.com/about-us.