LLANO – The Prairie Mountain Community Association will be able to renovate the community center annex building with the help of a $15,000 community development grant.
Central Texas Electric Cooperative and the Lower Colorado River Authority provided the grant to help with renovations for the center, which was originally the Prairie Mountain School that included two separate buildings. The grant funds will help renovate the annex building next to the old school building, including lowering and replacing the wooden stage area with concrete, building a handicapped-accessible approved sidewalk, making the restrooms disability approved, installing a new metal insulated door, and installing a high-efficient central heating and air-conditioning unit. “The annex building is larger than the schoolhouse, and can more easily accommodate our community functions,” said Bill Spain, president for the Prairie Mountain Community Association. “This renovation will make the annex an even more desirable place for the many functions that are held here each year to meet on hot or cold days.”
The community grant is one of a number of grants recently awarded through LCRA’s Community Development Partnership Program. The program provides economic development and community assistance grants to cities, counties, volunteer fire departments, regional development councils and other nonprofit organizations in LCRA’s electric and water service areas. The program is part of LCRA’s effort to give back to the communities it serves. Central Texas Electric Cooperative is one of LCRA’s 43 wholesale electric customers and a partner in the grant program.