This year, CenterPoint Energy’s Community Safety Grant program awarded nearly 130 grants totaling approximately $260,000 in Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas to fund safety-related equipment and projects in local communities.
“Safety is one of CenterPoint Energy’s core values,” said Alicia Dixon, Director of Community Relations for CenterPoint Energy. “Through our Community Partnership Grant program, we are able to stay connected to emergency officials, first responders and others in the communities we serve to help support our customers’ safety.”
Recipients were determined based on the content of their applications. Participants were required to outline a safety-related problem, issue or need in the community and how a Community Safety Grant would help create a sustainable solution. Leveraging the chosen organization’s local funds, the CenterPoint Energy grant is a matching contribution and cannot be more than 50% of the cost of the project. The program awards grants of up to $2,500.
Since 2003, through its Community Safety Grant program, CenterPoint Energy has funded more than 1,180 safety-related projects and contributed more than $2.3 million in donations to communities for safety initiatives.
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As the only investor owned electric and gas utility based in Texas, CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) is an energy delivery company with electric transmission and distribution, power generation and natural gas distribution operations that serve more than 7 million metered customers in Arkansas, Indiana, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Ohio, Oklahoma and Texas. As of June 30, 2020, the company owned approximately $32 billion in assets and also owned 53.7 percent of the common units representing limited partner interests in Enable Midstream Partners, LP, a publicly traded master limited partnership that owns, operates and develops strategically located natural gas and crude oil infrastructure assets. With approximately 9,600 employees, CenterPoint Energy and its predecessor companies have been in business for more than 150 years. For more information, visit