TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Several non-profits in southern Arizona are benefiting from Providing Opportunities with Effective Resources (POWER) grants awarded back in December.
According to a recent news release Trico Electric awarded 12 groups that provide aid in its service areas, these grants are awarded twice a year for a total of $80,000 in grants per year.
Here are the fall 2018 grant recipients:
- Ben's Bells - Provide Trico service area with access to Ben's Bells studio to learn about kindness
- Make Way for Books - Ensures children develop critical literacy and language skills
- Marana Unified School District - The Power Pack program
- Arivaca Helping Hearts - Help people who are unable to afford basic necessities
- JobPath, Inc. - Workforce development program
- Southern Arizona Children’s Advocacy Center - Prevention of child abuse and education outreach
- Sahuarita Food Bank - Purchase of emergency food
- Arivaca Coordinating Council/Arivaca Human Resource Group Inc. - Provide meals, food boxes and basic services
- Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona-Amado - Emergency food assistance
- Marana Unified School District Food and Clothing Bank - Provide students and their families with food, clothing, toiletries, etc.
- Mount Lemmon Fire District - Respiratory Air OSHA Compliance
- Will2Walk Foundation - Self-defense classes for individuals with spinal cord injuries / wheelchairs
The POWER Grant program, began back in 2008 and awards up to $10,000 to individual agencies. Who gets the grants and how much is decided by a voluntary committee made up of Trico employees and members.