[Last Updated: 10/14/2022 10:37:23 AM]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Friday, October 14, 2022
Kelli Schroeder Customer & Employee Relations Manager
TRAVERSE CITY LIGHT & POWER
COMMUNITY INVESTMENT FUND AWARDEES
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – Traverse City Light and Power (TCLP) awards three local agencies funds from the TCLP Community Investment Program. This year’s Community Investment Program awardees are Habitat for Humanity, TC Central High School SEA Club, and SEEDS. The following submissions were approved at the Tuesday, October 11, 2022, TCLP Board meeting:
- Habitat for Humanity – request in the amount of $20,000 for the Priority Home Repair Program, with grant funds applied to home repair requests from qualified homeowners in TCLP’s service territory.
- TC Central High School SEA Club – request in the amount of $8,635 to establish a native wildflower pollinator garden under the existing solar arrays along M-72 which currently serves the TCLP system.
- SEEDS – request in the amount of $14,730 for an Eco-Learning and Compost Demonstration at the Historic Barn Park, specifically to support the installation of the Earth Cube Composter and relevant training. The Barns Park is owned by the City of Traverse City and Garfield Township Recreational Authority, with this project providing composting and compost education in Traverse City.
“We are excited to award funds and assist these organizations with their projects and programs,” said Board Vice Chairperson Elysha Davila. “TCLP is a community-owned utility that has a responsibility to invest its resources back into the community it serves.”
The Community Investment Fund assists non-profit organizations, focusing on three key areas: Community Development, Energy-Related Educational Programs, and Natural Resources/Environment. Grant applications are accepted two times per year from the period of May 1 – July 31 and from November 1 – January 31.
Traverse City Light & Power (www.tclp.org) is a community-owned, community-focused municipal utility that offers reliable energy at low rates in the region to over 12,700 customers in Traverse City, and parts of East Bay, Elmwood, Garfield, and Peninsula townships. Now offering TCLPfiber, an all-fiber, gigabit internet service.