Organizations 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 40 nonprofits, municipalities and school districts applied for the grants, which were for up to $5,000 each.
“There are organizations doing great work in communities we serve across the state,” TNMP President Neal Walker said. "We’re glad we’re able to pitch in, too, through TNMP Power Grants funding.”
- Alvin ISD Education Foundation: $5,000 toward its Book Bus and READy Program that provides educational materials to help parents encourage pre-literacy and reading readiness among preschool children.
- Boy Scouts of America – Bay Area Council: $5,000 toward renovation and repairs of Camp Karankawa facilities damaged by Hurricane Harvey.
- Children’s Advocacy Center of Denton Co.: $4,765 for medical and other materials used by staff members in investigations.
- Dickinson Public Library: $5,000 to expand its computer science coding program for teens.
- Hill Co. Gardeners Association: $5,000 toward safety lighting for the new Whitney Veterans Memorial Park.
- Keep Olney Beautiful: $5,000 toward safety lighting for the walking trail at Tom Griffin City Park.
- North Montague Co.: Historical Society and Museum: $5,000 toward upgrading and improving Enid Justin City Park in Nocona.
- Reeves Co. Hospital: $5,000 toward a community garden that will allow residents to plant, tend and harvest organically grown fruits and vegetables in Pecos.
- Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston Co.: $2,600 for clients’ job training and professional development courses.
- Sweeny ISD Education Foundation: $3,935 for Clevertouch Interactive Displays to expand STEM options for high school students.
- Valley Mills Library Association: $3,700 for an educational gardening and water-use summer project for kids.
The TNMP Fund is a division of the PNM Resources Foundation.
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Eric Paul: 409-949-5685