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TCLP Community Investment Fund Spring Awardees

Thursday, April 25, 2024

Contact: Kelli Schroeder, Customer & Employee Relations Manager, 231 932-4545,

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – Traverse City Light and Power (TCLP) has awarded three local agencies funds from the TCLP Community Investment Program. This year’s Community Investment Program awardees are Friends of the Grand Traverse Conservation District, Habitat for Humanity, and SEEDS. The following submissions were approved at the Tuesday, April 9, 2024, TCLP Board meeting:

  • Friends of the GT Conservation District – in the amount of $16,000 to support the construction of the Discovery Boardwalk along the trails of the Natural Education Reserve that will create a high-priority aquatic/wetland learning site for youth educational programming based out of the Boardman River Nature Center.
  • Habitat for Humanity – in the amount of $5,100 to support the conversion of all current fluorescent lighting to energy and cost-efficient LED lights.
  • SEEDS – in the amount of $20,000 to support the replacement of the roof of the SEEDS workshop, increasing the public educational and training capacity of the SEEDS Ecology and Education Centers.

“TCLP is a community-owned utility that is committed to investing back into the community it serves,” said Board member Elysha Davila. “We are excited to support initiatives that are aligned with TCLP’s vision and values to embrace environmental stewardship and foster a sustainable environment.”

Are you a non-profit organization operating in the Traverse City service area that has a program or project that can benefit the Traverse City community? Does your project aim to promote energy-related education, improve the quality of the natural resources of Traverse City, and support a sustainable environment?

If your answer is yes to the above questions, we invite you to apply for TCLP’s Community Investment Fund. Grant applications are accepted two times per year from May 1 – July 31 and from November 1 – January 31.

About Traverse City Light & Power

Serving the community since 1912, Traverse City Light & Power (TCLP) is a municipally owned utility serving Traverse City and its surrounding areas. Dedicated to reliability, sustainability, and innovation, TCLP provides energy and telecommunication services designed to meet the changing needs of its community. For more information, visit