Entergy Louisiana Accepting Applications for Community Partnership Grants
Baton Rouge, La. – Nonprofit organizations in Louisiana looking to fund community improvement projects can now apply for a grant of up to $1,000 from the Entergy Community Partnership Grants program.
Applications are available at www.entergy.com/our_community/cpGrant_Guidelines and will be accepted through March 31. Only online applications will be accepted.
The grants are available for projects that demonstrate a lasting benefit to the public through the arts, community improvement, education, literacy or improving the health of families. Last year, Entergy gave out 105 Community Partnership grants in Louisiana, totaling $87,985.25.
“The Community Partnership Grants program is a great way for nonprofits in the state to fund projects that make a difference in their communities,” said Craig Schimpf, Entergy Louisiana’s customer service manager for Tangipahoa Parish. “We’re proud to be able to partner with agencies all over the state in an effort to help make like better for our customers.”
Grants will only be made to nonprofits with 501(c)(3) status, schools, hospitals, government units or religious institutions within Entergy’s service territory in Louisiana. Each organization may only submit one grant application per year. Any organization that has received a Community Partnership grant for three consecutive years must wait one year before applying again.
Grant applications will be judged by an advisory board made up of educators and community representatives.
Entergy’s Louisiana utility companies serve more than one million customers through the operating companies Entergy Louisiana, LLC and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, L.L.C. With operations in southern, central and northeastern Louisiana, the companies are part of Entergy Corporation’s electric system serving 2.7 million customers in Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas.