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Grant applications available for preserving historic sites
Posted 01 - 03 - 2017

The Texas Historical Commission is now accepting grant applications for preservation projects including: site acquisition, surveys, restoration, heritage education activities for historic properties and archeological sites.

Do you need to save a historic site, just replace windows or generate new educational materials?

These funds can be used for projects both big and small. 
The one-to-one matching grants are paid as reimbursement for eligible expenses.  Be creative and don’t miss this opportunity!  


The THC awarded $530,000 to 23 grant proposals during fiscal year 2016–17. This is an amazing opportunity to preserve and protect your communities historic structures and archeological sites.

Application Info



Application Schedule:

  • Deadline for short form submission (brief proposal) is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

  • If your project is selected to move forward, a detailed project proposal will be due July 14, 2017.

  • Full project proposals will be considered by the THC for final grant awards in October 2017.


Types of Grants Available:

  • Development -  architecture costs include professional fees to supervise actual construction, the costs of construction, and related expenses approved by the Commission; or archeology costs necessary for stabilizing or repairing damage sustained at an archeological site or for protective measures

  •  Acquisition - of absolute ownership of eligible historic resources and related costs and professional fees

  • Planning - costs necessary for the preparation of property specific historic structure reports, historic or cultural resource reports, preservation plans, maintenance studies, resource surveys, local and regional preservation plans or surveys, and/or feasibility studies; or for professional inventory and/or rehabilitation of state associated held-in-trust archeological collections, professional archeological investigation for site assessment or data collection purposes and the subsequent analysis and reporting of those results to address specific and significant archeological issues to aid with archeological site planning

  •  Heritage Education - costs necessary for training individuals and organizations about historic resources and historic preservation techniques

 Happy Trails!

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