An Alvin Community College Foundation project is one of seven from around Texas-New Mexico Power’s service area to be awarded an inaugural TNMP Power Grant.
The $5,000 grant will fund $500 scholarships for 10 students meeting financial needs to complete vocational training and begin job interviews in their chosen industries.
“The scholarships are an invaluable resource to the students who will receive them,” said Wendy Del Bellow, executive director of the ACC Foundation. “Without the funds, the students would not be able to attend college and pursue a career through our work force training programs.”
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’re happy to help students in the area complete their training, and also to help the local economy by providing more well-trained members of the work force,” said TNMP President Neal Walker. “We look forward to working with the foundation in this endeavor and seeing the impact in their communities.”
More than 50 qualified 501(c)3 nonprofits and municipalities applied for grants up to $5,000 each. A total of $30,000 in funding was awarded.
Funding priorities included:
– community safety
– economic development