L&P’s Community Investment Fund Accepting Grant Applications
[Last Updated: 1/4/2012 11:17:01 AM]

For Immediate Release


Contact:  Jessica Wheaton, Marketing & Community Relations Coordinator

    Traverse City Light & Power

                Phone: (231) 932-4574 or E-mail: jwheaton@tclp.org


L&P’s Community Investment Fund Accepting Grant Applications


(Traverse City, Michigan) —Traverse City Light & Power’s (L&P) Community Investment Fund (CIF) is currently accepting grant applications for the 2011 winter grant period. Applications need to be submitted no later than February 1, 2011, to the L&P Service Center on Hastings Street.

The purpose of the CIF is to enhance the quality of life in the Traverse City area by supporting the values that are commonly shared in the community. L&P’s CIF charitable contributions are focused on three key areas:

• Community Development: Public infrastructure programs and other projects that provide a direct benefit to L&P customers and the people of the Traverse City area, with an emphasis on programs and projects within the L&P service area. 
• Energy-Related Educational Programs: Programs and projects that educate people of all ages about current and future energy sources, and the financial benefit of energy conservation. 
• Natural Resources: Programs and projects aimed at maintaining and improving the quality of natural resources, and supporting a sustainable environment in the Traverse City area.

Funds are generally awarded to non-profit organizations or groups for specific educational, environmental and community development purposes. The requesting organization must reside in the Traverse City area, be nonprofit (i.e. be exempt from federal income tax under the Internal Revenue Code) and operate for public purposes.

L&P created the Community Investment Fund in 2003 as a way to invest in the community and enhance its overall quality of life. A recent L&P customer survey conducted by the Research Services Department at Northwestern Michigan College indicated that almost 75% of the respondents said that providing grants to local non-profit organizations was important.

For information on how to apply and for the grant application see the L&P website (www.tclp.org/cif.php).

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 10,000 customers in Traverse City, and parts of Blair, East Bay, Elmwood, Garfield, Peninsula and Paradise townships.

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