Funding Increased for 2018 TNMP Power Grants

image003LEWISVILLE, Texas – Texas-New Mexico Power is pleased to announce that funding has been increased for 2018 TNMP Power Grants.

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.

·         economic development.

·         education.

·         environmental.

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, up from $50,000 in past years.

“Not all of our past applicants needed the exact same dollar amount for their projects, so we’ve built more flexibility into it this year,” TNMP President Neal Walker said. “We expect to be able to fund more projects by having a variety of dollar amounts and plenty of smaller grants included.”

TNMP is a lines-and-poles company, delivering power to about 249,000 homes and businesses. About 395 employees work in more than 20 communities across Texas.

Eligibility and Applying

Qualifying 501(c)(3) organizations, schools and municipalities that are served by TNMP are eligible to apply.

Organizations can look at their monthly retail electric bills to see if TNMP is listed as their transmission and distribution service provider.

Visit tnmp.com/powergrants to review grants information, then follow the link to the application. Additional resources for prospective applicants also are available from that page.

The application window is Aug. 20-Sept. 28, 2018. Funding will be completed later in the year.

Questions from prospective applicants can be emailed to community@tnmp.com.

TNMP is a transmission and distribution service provider that delivers power to about 249,000 homes and businesses on behalf of retail electric providers in Texas. More information is available at tnmp.com/about.