Grants Available for Texas Historic Places Impacted by Hurricane Harvey

A building that could use a TPTF grantOwners of historic or archeological resources in Texas damaged by Hurricane Harvey can apply for grant funding from the Texas Historical Commission (THC).

The THC's Texas Preservation Trust Fund (TPTF) grant cycle is open until 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. The purpose of the Fiscal Year 2018 TPTF Emergency Grant Program is to provide grant funding to historic properties and archeological resources in the state-declared disaster area that sustained damage from one of the worst weather disasters in U.S. history. This is the first time grant cycle funds will be allocated solely to places affected by a disaster.

The THC anticipates grant awards to be in the $10,000–$30,000 range. A cash match will not be required. The THC staff will score the projects based on endangerment, significance, and project viability.

The emergency grant program application guide is available on the THC’s website at thc.texas.gov/tptf.

Created by the Texas Legislature in 1989, the TPTF is an interest-earning pool of public and private monies. The THC awards grants for preservation projects from the TPTF on a yearly basis. The fund is currently managed by the Texas Treasury Safekeeping Trust Company and investment earnings are distributed as grants to qualified applicants. For more information contact the THC’s Architecture Division at 512-463-6094.