Bluebonnet, LCRA award $11,349 grant to Lee County Amateur Radio Emergency Services

Bluebonnet, LCRA award $11,349 grant to Lee County Amateur Radio Emergency Services

Grant expands backup system for Lee County Amateur Radio Emergency Services

Lee County Amateur Radio Emergency Services will purchase new radio communications equipment to strengthen Lee County’s response during emergencies, thanks to an $11,349 grant from Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative and the Lower Colorado River Authority.

The Community Development Partnership Program grant, along with $3,500 in matching funds from the recipient, will allow the group to expand its geographic reach and resiliency through the purchase of new radios, antennas and other electronic equipment.

Bluebonnet, LCRA award $25,000 grant for community park upgrades

Bluebonnet, LCRA award $25,000 grant for community park upgrades

Bluebonnet, LCRA award $25,000 grant for community park upgrades

With the support of a $25,000 grant from Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative and the Lower Colorado River Authority, St. John Lutheran Church in New Ulm will upgrade playground equipment and make other improvements at its community park.
 
The Community Development Partnership Program grant, along with $64,540 in matching funds from the church, will pay for a covered pavilion, new playground equipment, and wheelchair-accessible sidewalks and table areas.
 

Bluebonnet, LCRA award $19,429 grant to Heart of the Pines VFD

Bluebonnet, LCRA award $19,429 grant to Heart of the Pines VFD

Bluebonnet, LCRA award $19,429 grant to Heart of the Pines VFD

A $19,429 grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority and Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative will help the Heart of the Pines Volunteer Fire Department improve its response time and rescue operations.

The Community Development Partnership Program grant, along with $4,734 in matching funds from the department, will allow the VFD to purchase 12 sets of new personal protective equipment and a fire-rescue saw.