Supporting First Responders

V-Tex Logistics Pipeline strives to be a good neighbor in the communities where we work and operate. To demonstrate our commitment, we are offering a First Responder Grant Program aimed at supporting training and response equipment needs of responders along the V-Tex Logistics Pipeline’s route in Central Texas. The grant program helps first responders better serve their local communities by providing additional resources that enhance their safety and training.

If you have already received the First Responder Grant, please download and return the Impact Report.

How it Works

We encourage first responders in direct proximity of the V-Tex Logistics Pipeline to introduce your organization and explain how it would use a grant. The V-Tex Logistics Pipeline’s First Responder Grant Committee will review grant applications quarterly. An organization is eligible to receive a grant from V-Tex Logistics Pipeline once.

If your organization receives a grant, the improvement project must be completed within a year of grant acceptance, unless otherwise specified. Once complete, V-Tex Logistics Pipeline requires an impact report of less than one page in length accompanied by pictures. The impact report will allow the V-Tex Logistics Pipeline to evaluate the success of the grant program and determine the types of grants that yield the strongest return on investment for communities along the pipeline route.

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Selection Criteria

In determining eligibility for making a charitable donation, V-Tex Logistics Pipeline considers the following:

  • Status as a U.S. 501(c)3 organization, such as a volunteer fire department, or municipal public safety organization, engaged in emergency response activities
  • Organization location is in close proximity to the pipeline route

Note: If your grant application is selected by the committee, it will use a release that will allow V-Tex Logistics Pipeline to use information about the grant award in company promotional materials.

Requests should demonstrate:

  • A lasting, measurable impact to the community and/or requesting organization
  • Direct benefit to the safety or preparedness of first responders and the surrounding community
  • Priority will be given to grants that help to ensure first responders are properly equipped and trained to respond to a pipeline incident

Note: All requests should include a written estimate and other supporting documentation of the requested equipment, material or training.

The V-Tex Logistics Pipeline First Responder Grant Program is not designed to support:

  • Individuals or families
  • Ongoing annual funding for an organization
  • Organizations located in communities that are not within close proximity to the pipeline route
  • Political, labor and fraternal organizations or civic clubs and any organization that distributes political messages or otherwise attempts to influence legislation
  • Athletic or sporting event sponsorships unless directly related to supporting community public safety and emergency preparedness, and for charitable purpose

Exceptions may be made at V-Tex Logistics Pipeline’s sole discretion.

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Please direct questions about the grant program to vtexgrantinfo@valero.com or 210-345-5465

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