Nearly $150,000 in Grants Awarded to 25 Local Nonprofits

Lewisville, Texas

Twenty-five qualifying organizations serving constituencies within Texas-New Mexico Power's territory have been awarded TNMP Power Grants for 2022.

"We were very pleased that the TNMP Fund was able to increase funding again this year to support even more projects across our territory," said TNMP President, Neal Walker. "We look forward to seeing and hearing about the positive outcomes of these projects."

Facts about 2022 grant:
•    Over 60 qualifying 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations applied for grants.
•    $147,800 was available in amounts between $2,000 and $10,000.
•    Grants are made by the TNMP Fund from shareholder dollars. No rate dollars are used for grants.

Here is what a few of the nonprofits had to say about receiving a TNMP Power Grant:

“Bosque Animal Rescue Kennels (BARK) is incredibly thankful for TNMP’s generosity. This grant will assist in BARK’s continued efforts to provide vaccinations, microchips, spay/neuter, emergency medical care in addition to our love, training, and behavioral rehabilitation. All with the goal of finding a loving home for dogs rescued in Bosque County,” said Wendy Bass, BARK Treasurer.

"We are so grateful for the generosity of TNMP. Thank you for investing in the children of Aubrey ISD,” said Daniel Barrentine, Executive Director of Aubrey ISD Education Foundation.

“When kids do not have their basic needs met, they are more likely to struggle in and outside of the classroom. This support from TNMP will help Communities in Schools of North Texas to ensure that ALL students at our partner campuses in Lewisville ISD have consistent access to food and basic resources, empowering them with the tools to succeed in their education,” said Tasha Moore, Chief Executive Officer of Communities in Schools of North Texas.

2022 recipient organizations:
•    Alvin Community College Foundation: $9,500 to fund the purchase of seven different ballistic training shields for the ACC Law Enforcement Training Academy.
•    Association for Support of Local Arts and Music: $2,500 to fund three classes over the year for the public to attend for free as an introduction to creating art in various media, led by established area artists, and host an art show for local artists to encourage amateur artists to share work with the community and offer a place for established artists to showcase their work 
•    Aubrey Education Foundation: $5,000 to fund AEF’s Literacy Program, to increase literacy and foster a life-long love of reading.
•    Blue Sky Therapeutic: $3,800 to fund the construction of a greenhouse to add to their PURPOSE garden.
•    Bosque Animal Rescue Kennels: $10,000 to fund the intake of up to 100 dogs, new Microchip scanners that we can provide to Bosque County law enforcement, “Egg My Yard,” which in a community event BARK partners with Clifton High School's National Honors Society to provide eggs filled with candy to children's yards on Easter, and the Animal Emergency Fund, which is an account for dogs who are injured and in need of immediate vet care.
•    Brazoria County Alliance for Children: $10,000 to fund new recording equipment for the Pearland, TX office. This project would allow for Brazoria County Alliance for Children, Inc. to conduct approximately 225 quality and accurate forensic interviews in Pearland.
•    Brazoria County Dream Center: $10,000 to fund will help purchase food, and hygiene kits, and employ one AmeriCorps member for the Backpack Buddies Program.
•    Brazoria Heritage Foundation: $8,000 to fund air conditioning units to preserve the past for the future. 
•    Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County: $3,000 to fund an intensive training program, Lunch & Learns, or CAC101.
•    College of Mainland Foundation: $10,000 to be distributed to deserving women enrolled at COM in amounts of $200, $500, or $1,000 based on student recipients’ program enrollment and semester needs. Funds provided by this grant will be added to other fundraising efforts dedicated to our Educate a Woman Scholarship Program throughout the year, so that we may help as many of our outstanding female students as possible.
•    Communities in Schools Bay Area: $3,500 to fund the launching of the GROW Mentoring Program. Funds will be used to purchase Mentor Toolkits for the first year of implementation. The toolkit will be given to each volunteer mentor so they have the supplies needed to engage with and establish a relationship with their mentee.
•    Communities in Schools of North Texas: $10,000 to serve 2,000 students in 22 schools throughout Lewisville ISD who receive food pantry services during the 2022-2023 school year.
•    Covington Volunteer Fire Department: $5,000 to fund structural firefighting PPE for each of our twenty-three members and SCBAs to outfit each of the six riding positions on our fire engines.
•    Crawford Volunteer Fire Department: $4,500 to fund the purchase of items to increase the water sourcing and holding capacity of the department, cutting down on the time spent traveling to locations of hydrants as well as the time spent fighting the fires.  
•    Devereux Advanced Behavior Health: $4,500 to support the educational communication needs of the youth in our autism/intellectual developmental disabilities (AU/IDD) residential program. The funds requested will specifically be used to purchase twenty tablets to teach functional communication skills as well as assist with all the program goals.  
•    Happy Hill Farm Children’s Home: $3,000 to update internet equipment, classroom projectors, and laptops for students. 
•    Lone Oak ISD: $4,000 to send 12-14 teachers (Pre-K to 5th, 2-4 per grade) to attend GET YOUR TEACH ON, a one-of-a-kind experience that provides the most current research-based strategies where teachers will learn the best "tips, tricks, best practices, and teacher secrets to building a successful, engaging, and rigorous classroom. 
•    Morgan Volunteer Fire Department: $5,000 to fund the purchase of a generator for Morgan V.F.D. station. The goal is to provide provisional power for the Morgan V.F.D. station when the electricity fails in the area during severe storms.
•    Nocona Lucky Paws: $2,500 to have concrete slabs installed in the existing outside pens. The concrete slabs are a better option for the dogs, it prevents the spread of fecal borne illness by allowing them to clean and disinfect the hard surfaces.
•    Pediplace: $5,000 to fund the Reach Out and Read Project which provides new children's books to children 6 months through 5 years of age.
•    Petrolia Volunteer Fire Department: $5,000 to fund gear lockers to help safely store and protect life safety gear. The gear is bunker turnout gear that is used to enter burning buildings. Firefighters depend on the longevity of gear to stay safe.
•    Special Abilities of North Texas: $4,000 to fund its community inclusion program. 
•    Steele Creek Acres Volunteer Fire Rescue: $5,000 to fund the purchase of a generator that would power the entire station, additional heaters, and a mini spilt A/C and heat unit. The need for these items come from impacts the community may have from storms, power outages and any other disaster that may leave the community without power, a warm or cool place to remain safe.
•    Strawn Community Animal Rescue: $5,000 to fund the purchase of a transit van to move animals to vet appointments, help move food to persons they cannot otherwise pick it up, and more.
•    Tri-County Senior Nutrition Project: $10,000 to fund new icemaker and replace the convection oven to help serve those in need of food. 

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