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					Federal Funding and Assistance for Preservation Projects
Organization National Park Service Heritage Preservation Services 1849 C Street NW Washington, DC 20240 202/343-9594 www.cr.nps.gov/hps/tps/tax/index.htm Grant/Fund Name Historic Preservation Incentive Description Tax credit is available for buildings listed in the National Register of Historic Places, National Historic Landmarks and buildings that contribute to National Register Historic Districts and certain local historic districts. The eligible project costs generally must exceed the value of the building itself (not including the land) at the beginning of the project. Most rehabilitation costs are eligible for the credit, such as structural work, building repairs, electrical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning, roof work and painting. Some specific costs are NOT eligible for the credit, such as acquisition, new additions, furniture and landscaping. The Texas Historical Commission administers the Federal Tax Credit. Contact the Architecture Division at 512/463-6138. Grants help states and local communities acquire and preserve threatened Civil War battlefield land and are awarded to state and local governments. A private nonprofit organization may apply in partnership with a state or local government agency. The American Battlefield Protection Program administers the grants. Contact Paul Hawke at paul_hawke@nps.gov. Grants are available for preservation and/or conservation work on nationally significant intellectual and cultural artifacts and nationally significant historic structures and sites. A federal Save America’s Treasures Grant requires a dollar-for-dollar non-federal match, which can be cash or donated services. The minimum grant request for collections projects is $50,000 federal share; the minimum grant request for historic property projects is $250,000 federal share. The maximum grant request for all projects is $1 million federal share.

National Park Service Heritage Preservation Services 1849 C Street NW Washington, DC 20240 202/343-9594 www.cr.nps.gov/hps/abpp/index.htm National Park Service Heritage Preservation Services 1849 C Street NW Washington, DC 20240 202/343-9594 www.cr.nps.gov/hps/treasures/index.htm

Land and Water Conservation Fund Grants/The American Battlefield Protection Program Save America’s Treasures

National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) 645 College Avenue Natchitoches, Louisiana 71457 318/356-7444 www.ncptt.nps.gov

Preservation Technology Grants

National Endowment for the Humanities 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20506 202/606-8309 www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/challenge.ht ml National Endowment for the Humanities 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20506 202/606-8200 www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/collaborative .html National Trust for Historic Preservation Southwest Office 500 Main Street, Suite 1030 Fort Worth, Texas 76102 817/332-4398 National Trust for Historic Preservation 1785 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20036 202/588-6000 www.nthp.org

Challenge Grants

Grants support innovative projects in archeology, historic architecture, historic landscapes and materials conservation. Preservation technology refers broadly to any equipment, method or technique that can be applied to the discovery, analysis, interpretation, conservation, protection and management of historic objects, sites, structures or landscapes. NCPTT will support research, training workshops, meetings, conferences and publications that involve the application of technology to the preservation of cultural resources. Grants help institutions and organizations secure long-term improvements in and support for humanities programs and resources. Challenge grants are offered only when NEH funds will help institutions carry out long-term plans and enhance their financial stability. Deadlines are May 3 and November 3.

Collaborative Research Grants

Grants support original research undertaken by a team of two or more scholars or research coordinated by an individual scholar that because of its scope or complexity requires additional staff and resources beyond the individual’s salary. Deadline is October 1.

Hart Family Fund for Small Towns Announcement

Fund assists small town preservation and revitalization initiatives around the country, with a focus on towns with populations of 5,000 or less. Provides nonprofit organizations and public agencies matching grants from $5,000 to $10,000 for preservation planning and education efforts. Funds may be used to obtain professional expertise in areas such as architecture, archeology, engineering, preservation planning, land-use planning, fund raising, organizational development and law as well as preservation education activities to educate the public. Deadlines are October 1, February 1 and June 1 each year.

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National Trust for Historic Preservation Southwest Office 500 Main Street, Suite 1030 Fort Worth, Texas 76102 817/332-4398 National Trust for Historic Preservation 1785 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20036 202/588-6000 www.nthp.org National Trust for Historic Preservation Southwest Office 500 Main Street, Suite 1030 Fort Worth, Texas 76102 817/332-4398 National Trust for Historic Preservation 1785 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20036 202/588-6000 www.nthp.org National Trust for Historic Preservation Southwest Office 500 Main Street, Suite 1030 Fort Worth, Texas 76102 817/332-4398 National Trust for Historic Preservation 1785 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20036 202/588-6000 www.nthp.org

Preservation Services Fund

Provides nonprofit organizations and public agencies matching grants from $500 to $5,000 (typically from $1,500 to $2,500) for preservation planning and education efforts. Funds may be used to obtain professional expertise in areas such as architecture, archeology, engineering, preservation planning, land-use planning, fund raising, organizational development and law as well as preservation education activities to educate the public. Deadlines are October 1, February 1 and June 1 each year.

Johanna Favrot Fund for Historic Preservation

Fund provides nonprofit organizations and public agencies grants ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 for projects that foster appreciation of our nation’s diverse cultural heritage and preserve the livability of the nation’s historic communities. Individuals and for-profit businesses may apply only if the project for which funding is requested involves a National Historic Landmark. Funds may be used for professional services and advice, conferences, workshops and education programs. Deadline is February 1 each year.

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Fund for Historic Interiors

Fund provides nonprofit organizations and public agencies grants ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 to assist in the preservation, restoration and interpretation of historic interiors. Individuals and for-profit businesses may apply only if the project for which funding is requested involves a National Historic Landmark. Funds may be used for professional services and advice, print and video communications materials and education programs. Deadline is February 1 each year.

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National Trust for Historic Preservation Southwest Office 500 Main Street, Suite 1030 Fort Worth, Texas 76102 817/332-4398 National Trust for Historic Preservation 1785 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20036 202/588-6000 www.nthp.org

National Trust’s Loan Programs

National Trust for Historic Preservation Southwest Office 500 Main Street, Suite 1030 Fort Worth, Texas 76102 817/332-4398 National Trust for Historic Preservation 1785 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20036 202/588-6000 www.nthp.org

Restore America

Eligible applicants for the loan programs described below are taxexempt nonprofit organizations and local governments. Organizations may enter into partnerships or joint ventures, provided the applicant is pivotal to project execution. Eligible properties are certified local, state, or nationally individually designated historic resources, or contributing to a historic district. Eligible projects involve projects that support preservation of historic properties in conformance with the Secretary of Interior’s Standards. The National Preservation Loan Fund provides loans to establish or expand local and statewide preservation revolving funds; to acquire and/or rehabilitate historic buildings, sites, structures and districts; to purchase easements; and to preserve National Historic Landmarks. The Inner-City Ventures Fund finances the rehabilitation of historic buildings that serve the economic and community development needs of low, moderate, or mixed-income neighborhoods. Partnership between the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Home & Garden Television (HGTV) focusing on the revitalization of residential projects. Nonprofit organizations and public agencies are invited to apply. Approximately six to 12 grants will be awarded for projects such as rehabilitation of single family residences or adaptive use of historic buildings for housing, creation of upper-floor apartments in Main Street communities or restoration of Save America’s Treasures sites that continue to have a residential use.

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United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service 101 South Main Temple, TX 76501 254/742-9800 www.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/frpp

Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program

United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service 101 South Main Temple, TX 76501 254/742-9800 www.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/GRP

Grassland Reserve Program

United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Federal Housing Administration (FHA) 451 7th Street SW Washington, DC 20410 202/708-1112 www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/203k/203kmen u.cfm

203(k) Program

Provides matching funds to purchase development rights to keep productive farm and ranchland in agricultural uses. Working through existing programs, USDA partners with state, tribal, or local governments and non-governmental organizations to acquire conservation easements or other interests in land from landowners. Farmland must: be part of a pending offer from a state, tribe, or local farmland protection program; be privately owned; have a conservation plan for highly erodible land; be large enough to sustain agricultural production; be accessible to markets for what the land produces; have adequate infrastructure and agricultural support services; and have surrounding parcels of land that can support long-term agricultural production. Request for proposals due in early May. Contact Denise Coleman, National FRPP Manager at 202/720-9476 or denise.coleman@usda.gov. The Natural Resources Conservation Service, Farm Service Agency and Forest Service are coordinating implementation of the program, which helps landowners restore and protect grassland, rangeland, pastureland, shrubland and certain other lands and provides assistance for rehabilitating grasslands. The program will conserve vulnerable grasslands from conversion to cropland or other uses and conserve valuable grasslands by helping maintain viable ranching operations. Enrollment options are: 30-year and permanent easements; 10-year, 15-year, 20-year, or 30-year rental agreements; and restoration agreements that may be used in conjunction with any easement or rental agreement. Contact Floyd Wood at 202/690-1588 or floyd.wood@usda.gov. Flexible loan program that helps developers, investors and families at all income levels buy and restore properties in urban and rural historic districts. The program operates through FHA approved lending institutions, and the loans are insured by FHA. The 203(k) Mortgage Rehabilitation Insurance Program helps preservationists deal with problems such as appraisal barriers, the high cost of second mortgages, and prohibitive down payment and closing costs. Unlike most mortgage programs, the 203(k) is available to potential homeowners before restorations are completed.

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United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Federal Housing Administration (FHA) 451 7th Street SW Washington, DC 20410 202/708-1112 www.rurdev.usda.gov

Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI)

Program provides grants to qualified intermediary organizations that will provide financial and technical assistance to develop capacity and ability to undertake projects related to housing, community facilities or community and economic development.

Private Funding and Assistance for Preservation Projects
Organization Bank of America Foundation (Contact your local Bank of America branch) www.bankofamerica.com/foundation Grant/Fund Name Community Catalyst Grants Description Funding focus is defined market by market to ensure key community priorities specific to each market are addressed. See website for priorities defined for Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio and Fort Worth. Community Development is a funding focus in all other Texas markets. The Neighborhood Builders program strengthens the capacity and infrastructure of select nonprofit groups to promote the professional development of their leaders. The Local Heroes program honors people who make a remarkable difference in their communities by serving neighborhood needs, celebrating them as role models for others and urging people to follow in their path. Outstanding community leaders selected will be recognized at a public ceremony and be recognized with a $5,000 contribution in their name to an eligible nonprofit organization of their choice. The Student Leaders program supports the development of the next generation of neighborhood leaders that will sustain the growth of vibrant neighborhoods. Selected students will receive a paid summer internship with community organizations and nonprofits to experience first-hand how they can help shape their communities—now and in the future. Serves communities in the Dallas, Fort Worth and San Antonio area.

Bank of America Foundation (Contact your local Bank of America branch) www.bankofamerica.com/foundation

Neighborhood Excellence

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The Belo Foundation P.O. Box 655237 Dallas, Texas 75265-5237 214/977-6661 www.belo.com The Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence 130 Prospect Street Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 617/492-8404 www.brunerfoundation.org/rba/p/rba.html

The Annie E. Casey Foundation 701 St. Paul Street Baltimore, Maryland 21202 410/547-6600 phone www.aecf.org

Transforming Neighborhoods

Cingular Wireless Glenridge Highlands Two 5565 Glenridge Connector Atlanta, Georgia 30342 866/246-4852 www.cingular.com

Foundation concentrates its financial support on the enhancement of downtown public parks, urban open spaces, city planning efforts and college-level journalism education, focusing on the development of a well-trained and diverse corps of professional journalists. Award seeks to discover special places and celebrate and publicize their achievements. These places often transcend the boundaries between architecture, urban design and planning. They are born through processes of transformation ― the renewal of something old, or the creation of something new that resonates in the history of community life. The award seeks to illuminate the complex process of urban placemaking, so that it may be strengthened to better reflect the balance between form and use, opportunity and cost and preservation and change. The grant seeks to demonstrate ways that states, localities and neighborhood groups can reorganize themselves and integrate their efforts to support vulnerable families and improve distressed neighborhoods. Over the next 10 years, the foundation plans to make investments in a limited number of sites in a long-term effort to strengthen their human services, physical infrastructure, economic vitality, and formal and informal networks of adults who can assist families in times of stress. Foundation supports community-based programs and organizations that address educational, cultural and social issues affecting the quality of life in the communities where we work and live. Contributions are based on the merits of the requesting organization and project, with emphasis given to nurturing programs that inspire creativity in youth and adults, or that focus specifically on teaching/developing modes of expression; proposals that are project-specific rather than requests to underwrite operating, capital, or endowment budgets; projects that stimulate partnerships among various organizations to work cooperatively and collaboratively for lasting solutions; projects with well-defined goals and a clear picture of the need with specific evaluation results.

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The Dunn Foundation 320 Thames Street, Room 274 Newport, Rhode Island 02840 401/367-0026 www.dunnfoundation.org Ford Foundation 320 East 43rd Street New York, New York 10017 212/573-5000 www.fordfound.org

Asset Building and Community Development Program

The Getty Foundation 1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 800 Los Angeles, California 90049-1685 310/440-7320 www.getty.edu/grants/conservation

Conservation Grants

Foundation program is intended to foster education on the value of visually distinctive, attractive communities with a strong sense of place. The Dunn Foundation’s current highest priority is to fund educational programs that support ViewFinders Too use in the school classroom or in after school programs. Grants support vibrant social movements, institutions and partnerships that analyze contemporary social and economic opportunities and devise responses to them. The purpose of the grant is to improve the quality of life and opportunities for positive change in urban and rural communities. Grant making also helps to establish and fortify organizations and institutions that support asset building and the expansion of livelihood options through research, practical innovation, training, policy analysis and advocacy. Grant making aims to help low-income people and communities build the financial, human, social and natural assets they need to overcome poverty and injustice. Museum Conservation Grants assist institutions in caring for their permanent collections. Survey Grants assist museums in identifying the conservation requirements of art collections. Treatment Grants support the conservation treatment of works of art of outstanding artistic significance. Architectural Conservation Grants support organizations in their efforts to preserve buildings or sites of outstanding architectural, historical and cultural significance. Planning Grants assist in the initial development of an overall architectural conservation plan. Support is also available on a selective basis for the development of archaeological site management plans. Implementation Grants assist in the actual conservation of a building's historic structure and fabric. Campus Heritage Grants help colleges and universities plan for the preservation of their significant historic buildings, sites and landscapes. Education and Training Grants are available for various types of support that contribute to the professional development of conservators. Conservation training programs, museums and other nonprofit organizations may apply.

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Graham Foundation 4 West Burton Place Chicago, Illinois 60610-1416 312/787-4071 www.grahamfoundation.org The Gregory Fund c/o Texas Commerce Bank, NA PO Box 2558 Houston, Texas 77252-8037 713/216-4649 Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation 6131 Westview Drive Houston, Texas 77055 713/681-7868 www.herzsteinfoundation.org/index.htm The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation P.O. Box 2316 College Road East and Route 1 Princeton, New Jersey 08543-2316 888/631-9989 www.rwjf.org Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Mott Foundation Building 503 South Saginaw Street, Suite 1200 Flint, Michigan 48502-1851 810/238-5651 www.mott.org

Grants support activities that focus on architecture and the built environment and that lead to the public dissemination of ideas through publication, exhibition or educational programming.

Fund supports arts and humanities, civic and public affairs, education, health, international and religious issues, science and social services.

Foundation supports children, the under-privileged, educational and community institutions.

To battle America’s obesity epidemic, the foundation is working to create activity-friendly communities, promote more physical activity and better nutrition in schools, and conduct research to determine which policies and programs are most effective in helping families make healthier choices. Pathways Out of Poverty Fund supports efforts to help ordinary citizens come together to strengthen their communities, grow through their participation in educational opportunities and attain economic self-sufficiency by engaging more fully in the economy. The grant-making plan is based on the foundation’s desire not only to relieve the distress of living in poverty, but also to empower people to escape poverty entirely. Moreover, it is our belief that by concentrating our efforts on select aspects of education, work and community, we can touch on the essential areas in which children, adults and families must have access and opportunities in order to escape poverty.

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Meadows Foundation 3003 Swiss Avenue Dallas, TX 75204 214/826-9431 800/826-9431 www.mfi.org Ed Rachal Foundation 500 North Shoreline Blvd, Suite 1002 Corpus Christi, Texas 78471 361/881-9040 www.edrachal.org/index.shtml SBC Communications Inc. 175 East Houston P.O. Box 2933 San Antonio, Texas 78299-2933 800/591-9663 www.sbc.com

Foundation funds projects leading to organizational selfsufficiency and capital plans that enable projects to flourish.

Foundation supports charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes.

Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation 601 W. Green P.O. Drawer 909 Orange, Texas 77631-0909 409/883-3513 www.starkfoundation.org Sterling-Turner Foundation Ms. Eyvonne Moser Executive Director Mellie Esperson Building 815 Walker Street, Suite 1543 Houston, Texas 77002-5724 713/237-1117 www.sterlingturnerfoundation.org

Foundation supports organizations and programs that enrich and strengthen diverse communities across the United States, with emphasis on education, community development, health and human services, and arts and culture. The foundation funds programs designed to increase access to information technologies, broaden technology training and professional skills development, integrate new technologies to enhance education and economic development and reach disadvantaged populations. Foundation encourages and assists education and the enrichment of quality of life for Southeast Texans and to improve area health care and serve local organizations with a focus on special community and social needs.

Foundation funds operating support, specific project funding, capital campaigns, building campaigns, scholarships, tuition supplements, renovations, direct services, educational needs and environmental issues.

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The Trull Foundation 404 Fourth Street Palacios, Texas 77465 361/972-5241 www.trullfoundation.org

Foundation supports cultural, social, religious and educational purposes.

Statewide Funding and Assistance for Preservation Projects
Organization Harry W. Bass Jr. Foundation 4809 Cole Ave., Suite 250 Dallas, Texas 75205 214/599-0300 www.harrybassfoundation.org Communities Foundation of Texas 5500 Caruth Haven Lane Dallas, Texas 75225-8146 214/750-4222 www.cftexas.org The Summerlee Foundation 5956 Sherry Lane, Suite 610 Dallas, Texas 75225-8025 214/363-9000 www.summerlee.org/tx.hist.html Texas Department of Agriculture P.O. Box 12847 Austin, Texas 78711 512/463-7476 www.agr.state.tx.us Grant/Fund Name Description Foundation seeks to enrich the lives of the citizens of Texas by providing support to qualified organizations in the areas of education, human services, religion, science, and arts and culture. Foundation’s major areas of distribution include education, religion, culture and history, social services, youth and inner city/community. Serves communities in Texas and the United States. Foundation funds a variety of Texas history programs in a multitude of disciplines, ranging from academic research to field archaeology, throughout every region of the state and is a strong advocate of collaborative projects between historical organizations. Program is open to rural communities, businesses and organizations. A matching fund reimbursement program designed to help leverage the dollars available to rural communities to promote local tourism events, in turn boosting local economies and attracting new jobs and dollars. The program will reimburse communities for half of their promotional costs up to $15,000 and is open to Texas Yes! community members. Eligible communities apply for the funds by submitting a tourism event promotion proposal to TDA.

Texas Yes! Hometown STARS www.texasyes.org

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Texas Department of Agriculture P.O. Box 12847 Austin, Texas 78711 512/463-7476 www.agr.state.tx.us

Texas Yes! Bootstrap Bucks www.texasyes.org

Texas Department of Agriculture P.O. Box 12847 Austin, Texas 78711 512/463-7476 www.agr.state.tx.us

Texas Capital Fund Downtown Revitalization Program/Texas Yes! Downtown Revitalization Program

Program is designed to help promote tourism events or festivals throughout the state of Texas that are supported by Texas Yes! community members. Selected Texas Yes! community members will receive up to $1,000 in reimbursable funds to help leverage the dollars available to directly promote a local tourism event or festival. Texas Yes! community members will be able to use the $1,000 in reimbursable funds on one of four eligible promotional items to help promote a tourism event or festival in their community. Program is designed to foster and stimulate economic development in the downtown area by providing financial assistance to nonentitlement cities for public infrastructure improvements. This program aids in the elimination of slum or blighted areas in nonentitlement communities. Awards may be provided for construction of the following public infrastructure in the designated downtown area: acquisition of land needed for public infrastructure improvements; water and sewer facilities/lines; road/street construction/improvements; natural gas line construction/improvements; electric, telephone, and fiber optic line construction/improvements; traffic signals and signs; drainage; sidewalk construction/improvements; public parking lot construction/improvements; other construction activities required to eliminate architectural barriers for the handicapped.

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Texas Department of Agriculture P.O. Box 12847 Austin, Texas 78711 512/463-7476 www.agr.state.tx.us

Texas Capital Fund Main Street Improvements Program

Texas Department of Agriculture P.O. Box 12847 Austin, Texas 78711 512/463-7476 www.agr.state.tx.us

Texas Capital Fund Infrastructure Development Program

Texas Department of Agriculture P.O. Box 12847 Austin, Texas 78711 512/463-7476 www.agr.state.tx.us

Texas Capital Fund Real Estate Development Program

Program is designed to foster and stimulate economic development in Texas Main Street downtown areas by providing financial assistance to non-entitlement cities for public infrastructure improvements. This program aids in the elimination of slum or blighted areas. Awards may be provided for construction of the following public infrastructure in the designated downtown area: acquisition of land needed for public infrastructure improvements; water and sewer facilities/lines; road/street construction/improvements; natural gas line construction/improvements; electric, telephone, and fiber optic line construction/improvements; traffic signals and signs; drainage; sidewalk construction/improvements; public parking lot construction/improvements; other construction activities required to eliminate architectural barriers for the handicapped. Program is an economic development tool designed to provide financial resources to non-entitlement communities. Funds from this program can be utilized for public infrastructure needed to assist a business which commits to create and/or retain permanent jobs, primarily for low and moderate income persons. This program encourages new business development and expansions. Funds may be used for the following public infrastructure: water and sewer lines and facilities; road/street improvements; natural gas lines; electric, telephone, and fiber optic lines; harbor/channel dredging; purchase of real estate related to infrastructure; drainage channels and ponds; pre-treatment facilities; traffic signals and signs and railroad spurs (repayment required). Program is an economic development tool designed to provide financial resources to non-entitlement cities and counties. Funds must be used for real estate development to assist a business that commits to create and/or retain permanent jobs, primarily for low and moderate-income persons. The real estate and/or improvements must be owned by the community and leased to the business. This program encourages new business development and expansions. Funds may be used for: acquisition of land and/or buildings; construction of new buildings and site improvements; rehabilitation of buildings and site improvements.
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Texas Department of Agriculture P.O. Box 12847 Austin, Texas 78711 512/463-7476 www.agr.state.tx.us Texas Department of Agriculture

Rural Municipal Finance Program

Agricultural Finance Programs Texas Agricultural Finance Authority (TAFA)

Texas Department of Transportation 125 East 11 Street Austin, Texas 78701 512/416-3095 ww.dot.state.tx.us/des/step/introduction.htm

Transportation Enhancement Program

Program was created to stimulate economic activity in rural Texas. Funds must be used to improve or assist in the economic development of the rural area such as: purchase of real estate, construction of buildings and site improvements, equipment, water and wastewater systems, municipal infrastructure projects. Provides financial assistance to creditworthy individuals and businesses. Facilitates commercial lending at below market rates to qualified applicants for eligible projects that include: production of an alternative crop; processing and marketing of agricultural crops or livestock; a business that is located in a U.S. Department of Agriculture- or presidential-declared disaster area; a project using water conservation techniques or purchasing water conservation equipment; and a business loan that will enhance or maintain rural economic development. Enhancements are provided under the federal transportation legislation, Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA21). The program includes transportation-related activities that contribute to the livelihood of communities, promote the quality of our environment and enhance the aesthetics of our roadways. The goal of the program is to encourage diverse modes of travel, increase the community benefits to transportation investment, strengthen partnerships between state and local governments and promote citizen involvement in transportation decisions. The funds provided by this program are on a cost reimbursement basis. Projects undertaken with enhancement funds are eligible for reimbursement of up to 80 percent of allowable costs. The governmental entity nominating a project is responsible for the remaining cost share, including all cost overruns.

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Texas Historical Commission P.O. Box 12276 Austin, Texas 78711-2276 512/463-6100 www.thc.state.tx.us

Texas Preservation Trust Fund (TPTF)

Texas Historical Commission P.O. Box 12276 Austin, Texas 78711-2276 512/463-6100 www.thc.state.tx.us

Certified Local Government (CLG)

Texas Historical Commission P.O. Box 12276 Austin, Texas 78711-2276 512/463-6100 www.thc.state.tx.us

Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program

Grants pay up to one-half of total project costs to help preserve Texas’ cultural resources. Grant funds typically range from $5,000 to $30,000, and are awarded for acquisition, development, planning and education. Project types eligible for grant assistance include archeological sites; commercial buildings; public buildings such as schools, city halls, libraries and museums; unique historic structures such as bridges, water towers, lighthouses and ships; monies for training individuals and organizations about historic resources and preservation techniques. Contact Lisa Harvell at 512/463-6047 or lisa.harvell@thc.state.tx.us Provides funding to enable local communities participating in the CLG program to develop quality programs and fully participate in the state’s preservation process. CLG grants require a cash or inkind service match from the community and typically range from $250 to $10,000. Eligible grant projects include, but are not limited to training for local preservation commissions; completing or updating surveys of historic resources; producing historical walking or driving tour brochures, videos or other educational materials; preparing preservation plans; and preparing National Register of Historic Places nominations. Contact Bratten Thomason at 512/463-5997 or bratten.thomason@thc.state.tx.us Program provides partial matching grants to Texas counties for the restoration of their historic county courthouses. To participate in the grant program, counties must submit a master preservation plan for renovating and maintaining their historic county courthouse. Once a master plan is approved, the owner of the courthouse is eligible to apply for rehabilitation funding under this program. Contact Sharon Fleming at 512/463-6268 or sharon.fleming@thc.state.tx.us

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Texas Historical Commission P.O. Box 12276 Austin, Texas 78711-2276 512/463-6100 www.thc.state.tx.us

Heritage Tourism Grants

Texas Historical Commission P.O. Box 12276 Austin, Texas 78711-2276 512/463-6100 www.thc.state.tx.us

History Museum Grants

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department 4200 Smith School Road Austin, Texas 78744 512/912-7124 www.tpwd.state.tx.us/grants/trails

Parks & Historic Sites – Recreation Grants Branch Trail Grants

Texas USDA Rural Development State Office 101 South Main Street, Suite 102 Temple, Texas 76501 254/742-9700 www.rurdev.usda.gov/rbs/busp/rbeg.htm

Rural Business Enterprise Grants

Government and nonprofit organizations in counties within an active Texas Heritage Trails Program region can apply for matching grants when funds are available. Grants are used for heritage tourism-oriented projects such as interpretation, signage, communications materials, cultural heritage events and exhibits and training. Grants are one-to-one with in-kind and/or cash matches. Contact Allison Thompson at 512/463-2630 or allison.thompson@thc.state.tx.us. Provide Texas history museums assistance in preserving collections and developing educational programs. Eligible projects include, but are not limited to, purchase of acid-free storage materials and filing cabinets; purchase of UV filtering products; development of educational programs; conservation surveys, training and work on artifacts; care and use of historic photographs; and cataloging, care and use of taped oral history interviews. Contact Laura Casey at 512/463-6427 or laura.casey@thc.state.tx.us. Program develops or rehabilitates trail systems. Eligible projects include: construction of new recreation trails on public or private lands; trail restoration or rehabilitation; Americans with Disabilities Act upgrades; acquisition of easements; acquisition of property; maintenance of existing trails; environmental mitigation and the development of trail-side and trail-head facilities (signs, restrooms, parking areas, water fountains, horse-watering, corrals, hitching posts, tool storage, bike racks, benches, picnic tables and fencing). Funds are used for the financing or development of a small and emerging business. Eligible uses are: technical assistance (providing assistance for marketing studies, feasibility studies, business plans, training etc.) to small and emerging businesses; purchasing machinery and equipment to lease to a small and emerging business; creating a revolving loan fund (providing partial funding as a loan to a small and emerging business for the purchase of equipment, working capital, or real estate); or constructing a building for a business incubator for small and emerging businesses.
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Texas USDA Rural Development State Office 101 South Main Street, Suite 102 Temple, Texas 76501 254/742-9700 www.rurdev.usda.gov/rbs/busp/rbog.htm

Rural Business Opportunity Grants

Grant promotes sustainable economic development in rural communities with exceptional needs by paying costs of providing economic planning for rural communities, technical assistance for rural businesses or training for rural entrepreneurs or economic development officials.

Regional Funding and Assistance for Preservation Projects
Organization Amarillo Area Foundation 801 South Fillmore, Suite 700 Amarillo, Texas 79101 806/376-4521 www.aaf-hf.org The Austin Community Foundation P.O. Box 5159 Austin, Texas 78763 512/472-4483 www.austincommunityfoundation.org Coastal Bend Community Foundation Six Hundred Building, Suite 1716 Corpus Christi, Texas 78473 361/882-9745 www.cbcfoundation.org/home The Community Foundation of Brazoria County P.O. Box 2392 Angleton, Texas 77516-2392 979/848-2628 www.brazosport.cc.tx.us/~cfbrzco/index.htm l Grant/Fund Name Description Foundation supports the entire range of human needs in the Panhandle and manages hundreds of funds in the form of donoradvised funds, scholarships, unrestricted funds and project funds. Serves communities in the northernmost 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle. Foundation grants funds for projects and programs that address community needs such as arts and culture, education and training, community development/community service, environment, health, human services, recreation and animal-related services. Serves communities in central Texas. Foundation makes grants for a full range of community needs. Grants benefit from other types of funds administered by the foundation. The foundation also administers a range of scholarship funds. Serves Coastal Bend communities in the seven-county Coastal Bend area (Aransas, Bee, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Nueces, Refugio and San Patricio). Foundation makes grants in the fields of arts and culture, education, environment, faith-based organizations, health and medical research and human services. The foundation also administers a variety of scholarship funds. Serves communities in Brazoria County.

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The Community Foundation of North Texas 306 W. Seventh Street, Suite 306 Fort Worth, Texas 76102 817/877-0702 www.cfntx.org Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country P.O. Box 291354 Kerrville, Texas 78029 830/896-8811 www.communityfoundation.net The Dallas Foundation 900 Jackson Street, Suite 150 Dallas, Texas 75202 214/741.9898 www.dallasfoundation.org East Texas Communities Foundation P.O. Box 1432 Tyler, Texas 75710 903/533-0208 www.etcf.org El Paso Community Foundation Historic Cortez Building 310 North Mesa, 10th Floor El Paso, Texas 79901 915/533-4020 www.epcf.org

Foundation makes grants to qualified organizations in the areas of human services, community programs and service, education, health, arts and cultural affairs. Serves communities in Tarrant County. Trust enhances and supports the quality of life in the Texas Hill Country, including Fredericksburg, Comfort, Medina, Kerrville, Ingram, Hunt and Center Point.

Foundation awards grants for a broad array of charitable purposes in the areas of the arts, education, health, social services and general community that improve the well-being of the residents. Serves communities in Dallas County. Foundation aims to serve as a flexible and cost-effective vehicle for donors to invest in the community, promote philanthropy, and build permanent endowments for the region's changing issues and opportunities. Serves communities in East Texas. Foundation awards funds twice a year to grant applicants in the following areas of interest: arts and humanities, civic affairs/public benefit, environment/animal welfare, education, health and disabilities, and human services. Priority is given to more effective ways of doing things and ideas that require risk-taking; projects where a moderate amount of grant money can have an impact; and projects that show collaboration with other organizations. Serves communities in the southwest Texas border region. Foundation funds civic and community programs such as longterm economic development, youth leadership development, neighborhood revitalization and community safety and emergency response initiatives in Houston, El Paso and other communities in the operating area.

El Paso Corporate Foundation P.O. Box 2511 Houston, Texas 77252-2511 713/420-2878 www.epenergy.com/foundation/default.shtm

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Greater Houston Community Foundation 4550 Post Oak Place, Suite 100 Houston, Texas 77027 713/333-2200 www.ghcf.org Houston Endowment 600 Travis, Suite 6400 Houston, Texas 77002-3000 713-238-8100 Houston Endowment 600 Travis, Suite 6400 Houston, Texas 77002-3000 713-238-8100 Dodge Jones Foundation P.O. Box 176 Abilene, Texas 79604 325/673-6429

Foundation fosters the spirit of philanthropy and spans all areas of need in the Houston community, from education and research to arts and culture. Serves communities in the Houston area.

Neighborhood Development

Foundation supports programs in the arts, community enhancement, education, health, human services and neighborhood development programs that improve life for the greater Houston area. Foundation supports programs in the arts, community enhancement, education, health, human services and neighborhood development programs that improve life for the greater Houston area. Over the years, the Foundation has granted to worthy Texas projects, including the beautification of the T&P right-of-way, the restoration of the Paramount Theatre, the rehabilitation of the Grace Museum, and other buildings within the T&P District, including the T&P Passenger Depot, the REA/Baggage Express and The T&P Freight Warehouse. Recent projects receiving significant grants include the Elks Art Center and the National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature, both rehabilitation tax credit projects. Serves communities in the Abilene area. Foundation benefits the South Plains community through grants to qualified organizations, educational programs and scholarships. Grants are made for start-up funding, general operating support, program support, and/or demonstration programs. Serves communities in the South Plains. Foundation makes discretionary and field-of-interest grants to charitable organizations for a wide range of philanthropic purposes in the areas of education, arts and culture, health, social services, community development and civic affairs. Serves communities in West Texas.

Community Enhancement Programs

Lubbock Area Foundation 1655 Main Street; Suite 202 Lubbock, Texas 79401 806/762-8061 www.lubbockareafoundation.org Permian Basin Area Foundation 550 West Texas, Suite 1260 Midland, Texas 79701 432/682-4704 www.pbaf.org

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San Angelo Area Foundation 2201 Sherwood Way, Suite 205 San Angelo, Texas 76901 325/947-7071 www.sanangeloareafoundation.org San Antonio Area Foundation 110 Broadway, Suite 230 San Antonio, Texas 78205 210/.225-2243 www.saafdn.org The Waco Foundation 900 Austin Avenue, Suite 1000 Waco, Texas 76701 254/754-3404 www.wacofoundation.org Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation 807 8th Street, Suite 750 Wichita Falls Texas 76301 940/766-0829 www.wfacf.org

Foundation seeks to support the entire range of human needs in the San Angelo area. Grant recipients have included programs in the areas of arts and culture, education, faith-based organizations, environment, health and human services. Serves 17 counties in the San Angelo area. Foundation reviews proposals from applicants whose letters of intent have been approved. Serves communities in the San Antonio area.

Foundation fields of interest include childcare, medical facilities, education and art and culture. Serves communities in Waco and McLennan counties.

Foundation responds to long-standing as well as to new and emerging local needs. The foundation will consider funding for special projects, innovative programs, equipment and capital building needs. Serves communities in the Wichita Falls area.

Federal Grant Resources The Catalog for Federal Domestic Assistance – www.cfda.gov Civis – www.ecivis.com Federal Funding Report – www.house.gov/ffr/federal_funding_reports.shtml The Federal Register – www.archives.gov/federal_register/index.html Federal Sources of Historic Preservation Funds (NPS) – www2.cr.nps.gov/grants/htm United States Department of Transportation – www.dot.gov United States Government’s Official Web Portal – http://firstgov.gov

State Grant Resources Economic Development Handbook – www.oag.state.tx.us/AG_Publications/pdfs/2004econdevhb.pdf State Grants Team – www.governor.state.tx.us/divisions/stategrants
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General Grantwriting Resources Charity Channel – www.charitychannel.com Chronicle on Philanthropy – www.philanthropy-journal.org Council on Foundations – www.cof.org The Foundation Center – http://fdncenter.org Forum of Regional Association of Grantmakers – www.rag.org Fundraising Online – www.fundraisingonline.com Grant Seeker’s Guide to the Internet – www.mindspring.com/~ajgrant/guide.htm Grants, etc. – www.ssw.umich.edu/resources/index2.html?collection=grants Grant Proposal.com – www.grantproposal.com The Grantsmanship Center – www.tgci.com Grantwriters.com – www.grantwriters.com Guidestar – www.guidestar.org Independent Sector – www.indepsec.org The Internet Prospector – www.internet-prospector.org Nonprofit Gateway – www nonprofit.gov Nonprofit Genie – www.genie.org Philanthropy Journal Online – www.npxpress.com/front/asp Philanthropy News Network Online – www.pnnonline.org The Philanthropy Roundtable – www.philanthropyroundtable.org

Texas Historical Commission 1304 Colorado, Austin, TX 78701-1626 P.O. Box 12276, Austin, TX 78711-2276 Phone 512/463-6092 www.thc.state.tx.us

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