Celebrating $2.6 Million in Federal Funding for Solar Panels, Learning Centers

April 27, 2023 | Posted in Green Building, Housing, Education |

Foundation Communities is grateful to US Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) for securing more than $2.6 million in federal funding for our sustainability and education programs as a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee.

Rep. Doggett joined us on March 14 at the Laurel Creek Learning Center to explain how the funding will help make our housing even more affordable for residents through the purchase and installation of solar panels at some of our apartment communities. Doggett said, “This will basically, we believe, reduce the energy costs for Foundation Communities by a little more than $100,000 each year.” That money can be used to the benefit of our residents and those who
use our financial wellness and health programs. Doggett praised us for leading the way in reducing our country’s reliance on fossil fuels. Foundation Communities is already the largest nonprofit producer of solar power in Central Texas with 1.5 megawatts of generating capacity.

The funding will also help our Learning Centers better assist families with free afterschool and summer learning programs. You can watch video of the entire announcement event below.