Seven Projects Awarded TNMP Power Grants
Seven projects from around Texas-New Mexico Power’s service area have been awarded inaugural TNMP Power Grants.
The TNMP Fund in April introduced the grants to invest in our communities. The fund sought innovative and creative proposals that support the communities TNMP serves.
"We were very happy to see so many terrific organizations apply for a grant," said TNMP President Neal Walker. "We look forward to working with those that were selected and seeing their completed projects and the impact in their communities."
More than 50 qualified 501(c)3 nonprofits, municipalities and school districts applied for grants up to $5,000 each. A total of $30,000 in funding was available.
Funding priorities included:
- community safety.
- economic development.
Recipient organizations & projects
- Alvin Community College Foundation, $5,000: Ten students meeting financial needs will receive $500 scholarships to complete vocational training and begin job interviews in their chosen industries.
- City of Emory, $5,000: Funding will go toward the purchase and installation of three bridges over a creek that will help complete a walking trail in a 12-acre park on land acquired in 2013.
- Gatesville Public Library, $3,727: The library’s robotics program, which was limited to 15 young people last year, will expand to 25 and add 3D design and printing.
- Hamilton ISD, $3,861: Students in grades 1-8 will build a garden using Aquaponics, which uses nutrient-rich fish tank water to provide plant food to vegetables and herbs in grow beds as can yield up to 20 times more produce than growth in traditional soil.
- College of the Mainland, $4,830: Twenty pair of high-quality, water-resistant binoculars will be purchased to enable biology and geology students at the Texas City school to study nesting birds around Galveston Bay. Students in an over-50 continuing education program also will use the binoculars for similar projects.
- M.I. Lewis Social Service Center, $2,582: Additional groceries will be purchased from the Galveston County Food Bank for scheduled deliveries to 40 homebound senior citizens in the Dickinson area.
- City of Nocona, $5,000: Expansion of the current basic recycling program to enhance rural residents' options via a single drop-off location for all household recyclables.
TNMP 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