Preservation Funding for Government Agencies

The list of organizations that provide preservation funding resources for government agencies. Click on the buttons under each organization to learn more about their individual programs and initiatives.

Business and Community Lenders (BCL) of Texas

2212 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78704
888-718-0180
www.bcloftexas.org

Community Impact Loans

  • In partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), BCL of Texas offers Community Impact loans for buildings, equipment, or community facilities.
  • Eligible projects include historic building renovations, educational services such as museums, healthcare facilities, public safety services, and local food systems.
  • Loans are available to nonprofit organizations, public agencies, and tribal governments.
  • Highest priority is given to projects in areas with a population of less than 20,000 in priority counties defined by USDA as experiencing persistent poverty.
  • Loan amounts range from $500,000 to $1.5 million.

 

Meadows Foundation

3003 Swiss Ave.
Dallas, TX 75204
214-826-9431
800-826-9431
http://www.mfi.org

Meadows Foundation Grants

  • The Meadows Foundation distributes grant funds in the areas of arts and culture, civic/public affairs, education, health, and human services. 
  • Grants are available for construction (except for the construction of churches and seminaries), and applicants are encouraged to research the Foundation’s Green Building Guidelines.
  • Grants are available to qualified public entities or nonprofit charities serving the people of Texas. Grants are not made to individuals.
  • Applications can be submitted at any time. 

 

National Endowment for the Humanities

400 7th Street, SW
Washington, D.C. 20506
1-800-NEH-1121
www.neh.gov

Collaborative Research Grants

Website: neh.gov

  • Collaborative Research Grants support interpretive research undertaken by a team of two or more scholars, for full-time or part-time activities for a period of one to three years.
  • Grants are available to nonprofit organizations, state and local governments, federally recognized Native American tribal governments, and project directors.
  • Applications are due in December.
  • Contact the Division of Research Programs at 202-606-8200 or collaborative@neh.gov

Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations: Public Humanities Projects

Website: neh.gov

  • Public Humanities Projects provide support for museums, libraries, historic places, and other organizations that produce public programs in the humanities. Projects must be analytical and deeply grounded in humanities scholarship, and must demonstrate the potential to attract a broad, general audience.
  • Eligible project formats include but are not limited to museum and library exhibitions; interpretive websites, mobile applications, and other digital projects; interpretations of historic places, sites, or regions; book/film discussion groups; and related programs.
  • Grants are available to nonprofit organizations, public agencies, and tribal governments.
  • Applications are due in January and August.
  • Contact the Division of Public Programs at 202-606-8269 or publicpgms@neh.gov

Office of Challenge Grants

Website: neh.gov

  • The Office of Challenge Grants provides grants that “challenge” local, state, and national institutions to respond to opportunities that exist in this country’s humanities ecosystem. Challenge Grants are given in the form of the Next Generation Humanities PhD, Humanities Access Grants, and Creating Humanities Communities. 
  • Grants may be used to establish collaborative partnerships between institutions to foster community cohesion or to establish or enhance endowments or spend-down funds that generate expendable earnings to support and enhance ongoing program activities.
  • Challenge grants may also provide capital directly supporting the procurement of long-lasting objects, such as acquisitions for archives and collections, the purchase of equipment, and the construction or renovation of facilities needed for humanities activities.
  • Grants are available to nonprofit organizations and public agencies.
  • Applications to each Challenge Grant program are due in February, May, and November, respectively.
  • Contact the Office of Challenge Grants at 202-606-8309 or challenge@neh.gov

Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions

Website: neh.gov

  • Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions help organizations improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections. These may include special collections of books and journals, archives and manuscripts, prints and photographs, moving images, sound recordings, architectural and cartographic records, decorative and fine art objects, textiles, archeological and ethnographic artifacts, furniture, historical objects, and digital materials.
  • Grants may be used for general preservation assessments, consultations with professionals to address a specific issue, purchase of storage furniture, preservation supplies, or environmental monitoring equipment, and education and training.
  • Grants are available to small and mid-sized nonprofit and government institutions, such as libraries, museums, historical societies, archival repositories, cultural organizations, local records offices, colleges and universities, and Native American tribes with significant humanities collections.
  • Applications are due in May.
  • Contact the Division of Preservation and Access at 202-606-8570 or preservation@neh.gov.

 

National Park Service

Website: www.nps.gov 

African American Civil Rights Grants

State, Tribal, and Local Plans & Grants Division
1201 Eye St., NW (2256)
Washington, D.C. 20005
202-354-2062
nps.gov

  • The African American Civil Rights Grant Program documents, interprets, and preserves the sites and stories related to the African American struggle to gain equal rights as citizens in the 20th century. The National Park Service's 2008 report, Civil Rights in America, A Framework for Identifying Significant Sites, serves as the foundation reference document for the grant program and for grant applicants to use in determining the appropriateness of proposed projects and properties. 
  • Grants fund a broad range of planning, development, and research projects for historic sites including: survey, inventory, documentation, interpretation, education, architectural services, historic structure reports, preservation plans, and bricks-and-mortar repair.
  • Grants are available to states, local and tribal governments, and nonprofit organizations. 
  • Grants do not require a non-federal match, but preference is given to applications that show community commitment through non-federal match and partnership collaboration.

American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP): Battlefield Planning Grants

American Battlefield Protection Program
1201 Eye St., NW (2287)
Washington, D.C. 20005
202-354-2037
nps.gov

  • Battlefield Planning Grants aid in the protection of battlefield land and sites associated with battlefields.
  • Project types include site identification and documentation, planning and consensus-building, and interpretation and education. Grants do not fund acquisition or capital improvements.
  • The program funds projects conducted by federal, state, local, and tribal governments, nonprofit organizations, and educational institutions.
  • Grants range from $5,000 to over $80,000, with the average grant size at $32,000. The ABPP encourages, but does not require, matching funds or in-kind services to these projects.
  • Applications are due in January.
  • Contact the American Battlefield Protection Program at abpp@nps.gov.

Japanese American Confinement Sites

Intermountain Regional Office
12795 Alameda Parkway
Denver, CO 80225
303-969-2500
nps.gov/jacs

  • Japanese American Confinement Sites Grants are awarded to preserve and interpret U.S. confinement sites where Japanese Americans were detained during World War II.
  • Grants are awarded to organizations and entities working to preserve historic Japanese American confinement sites and their history, including nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, state, local, and tribal governments, and other public entities.
  • Grants require a 2:1 federal to non-federal match ($2 federal to $1 non-federal match).
  • Applications are due in November.

Land and Water Conservation Fund: Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants

American Battlefield Protection Program
1201 Eye St., NW (2287)
Washington, D.C. 20005
202-354-2037
nps.gov

  • Civil War Battlefield Acquisition Grants help states and local communities acquire and preserve threatened Civil War battlefield land. In Texas, only Galveston, Palmito Ranch, and Sabine Pass battles are eligible.
  • Grants are available to state and local governments; a nonprofit organization may apply in partnership with a state or local government agency.
  • Grants require a 1:1 non-federal match.
  • Applications can be submitted at any time.
  • Contact the American Battlefield Protection Program at abpp@nps.gov

National Maritime Heritage Grants

Maritime Heritage Program
1201 Eye St., NW (2261)
Washington, D.C. 20005
202-354-2266
nps.gov

  • The National Maritime Heritage Grants Program is administered by the National Maritime Heritage Program of the National Park Service in partnership with the Maritime Administration. It provides funding for education and preservation projects designed to preserve historic maritime resources and increase public awareness and appreciation for the maritime heritage of the United States.
  • The grant is funded through a percentage of the proceeds from the sale or scrapping of obsolete vessels of the National Defense Reserve Fleet. 
  • Grants require a 1:1 non-federal match. 

Preservation Technology and Training Grants

National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
645 University Parkway
Natchitoches, LA 71457
318-356-7444
ncptt.nps.gov

  • The Preservation Technology and Training Grants program provides funding for innovative research that develops new technologies or adapts existing technologies to preserve cultural resources. Grant recipients undertake innovative research and produce technical reports which respond to national needs in the field of historic preservation.
  • The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) requests innovative proposals that advance the application of science and technology to historic preservation in the following areas: planning for and responding to climate change and the impacts of natural and man-made disasters on cultural resources; 3-D documentation and visualization techniques for historic sites, landscapes, buildings, and objects; mobile application development for cultural resource detection, documentation, and management; and development and testing of protective coatings for cultural materials. NCPTT does NOT fund bricks-and-mortar projects.
  • Grants are available to universities and colleges, nonprofit organizations, and governmental agencies.
  • Maximum grant awards are $40,000.
  • Applications are due in November.

Route 66 Cost-Share Grant Program

National Trails Intermountain Region
National Park Service
P.O. Box 728
Santa Fe, NM 87504-0728
505-988-6098
ncptt.nps.gov

  • Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program Grants provide cost-share grant assistance to support the preservation of the most significant and representative historic Route 66 buildings, structures, road segments, and cultural landscapes in the eight states through which the route passes.
  • Assistance also supports research, planning, oral history, and education outreach projects related to the preservation of Route 66.
  • Eligible applicants include private individuals and business owners, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and local, state, and tribal governments.
  • Grants require a 1:1 non-federal match or in-kind contributions.
  • Applications are due in March or April.

Tribal Heritage Grants

State, Tribal, and Local Plans & Grants Division
1201 Eye St., NW (2256)
Washington, D.C. 20005
202-354-2062
nps.gov

  • Tribal Preservation Program Grants include formula grants to Tribal Historic Preservation Offices and competitive Tribal Heritage Grants. These grants assist American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiian Organizations protect and promote their unique cultural heritage and traditions.
  • Grant categories for Tribal Heritage Grants include locating and identifying cultural resources, preserving a property listed in the National Register of Historic Places, comprehensive preservation planning, oral history and documenting cultural traditions, and education and training for building a historic preservation program.
  • Grants are available to federally recognized tribes.
  • Applications are due in March.

 

National Trust for Historic Preservation

2600 Virginia Ave., NW, Suite 1100
Washington, D.C. 20037
800-944-6847
savingplaces.org

Battlefield Preservation Fund

Website: forum.savingplaces.org

  • Battlefield Preservation Fund grants serve as a catalyst to stimulate efforts to preserve battlefields, viewsheds, and related historic structures. Priority is given to battlefields that have limited access to other specialized battlefield funding programs.
  • Funds may be used for legal and research fees to mitigate development threats, fund-raising and media plans, feasibility studies for endangered buildings and sites, archeological studies, landscape research and planning, viewshed protection, easement planning, and interpretation and heritage education activities.
  • Grants are available to nonprofit organizations and public agencies. National Trust members at the Forum or Main Street levels are eligible to apply.
  • Grants range from $2,500 to $5,000. Cash match is required.
  • Applications are February 1, June 1, and October 1. If the first of the month falls on a weekend, applications will be due on the following Monday. 

Emergency/Intervention Funding

Website: forum.savingplaces.org

  • Intervention funding is awarded in emergency situations when immediate and unanticipated work is needed to save a historic structure.
  • Grants are available to nonprofit organizations and public agencies. National Trust members at the Forum or Main Street levels are eligible to apply.
  • Grants typically range from $1,000 to $5,000. Cash match is NOT required.
  • Applications can be submitted at any time.

Johanna Favrot Fund for Historic Preservation

Website: forum.savingplaces.org

  • The Johanna Favrot Fund for Historic Preservation provides grants for projects that foster appreciation of our nation’s diverse cultural heritage and preserve the livability of the nation’s historic communities.
  • Funds may be used for professional services and advice, conferences, workshops, and education.
  • Grants are available to nonprofit organizations and public agencies. Individuals and for-profit businesses may apply only if the project for which funding is requested involves a National Historic Landmark. National Trust members at the Forum or Main Street levels are eligible to apply.
  • Grants range from $2,500 to $10,000. Cash match is required.

Hart Family Fund for Small Towns

Website: forum.savingplaces.org

  • The Hart Family Fund for Small Towns assists preservation and revitalization initiatives in small towns with populations of 10,000 or less by providing grants 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, and preservation education activities to educate the public.
  • Grants are available to nonprofit organizations and public agencies. National Trust members at the Forum or Main Street levels are eligible to apply.
  • Grants range from $2,500 to $15,000. Cash match is required.
  • Applications are due May 1.

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Fund for Historic Interiors

Website: forum.savingplaces.org

  • The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Fund for Historic Interiors provides grants to assist in the preservation, restoration, and interpretation of historic interiors.
  • Funds may be used for professional services and advice for projects such as developing an interior restoration plan, conservation plan for textiles, or a historic furnishings plan; or to sponsor a workshop on the preservation of historic interiors, for instance.
  • Grants are available to nonprofit organizations and public agencies. Individuals and for-profit businesses may apply only if the project for which funding is requested involves a National Historic Landmark. National Trust members at the Forum or Main Street levels are eligible to apply.
  • Grants range from $2,500 to $10,000. Cash match is required.

National Trust Preservation Funds

Website: forum.savingplaces.org

  • National Trust Preservation Funds provide grants for preservation planning and education efforts. Priorities for funding include building sustainable communities, reimagining historic sites, promoting diversity and place, and protecting historic places on public lands.
  • 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, and preservation education activities to educate the public.
  • Grants are available to nonprofit organizations and public agencies. National Trust members at the Forum or Main Street levels are eligible to apply.
  • Grants range from $2,500 to $5,000. Cash match is required.
  • Applications are due February 1, June 1, and October 1. If the first of the month falls on a weekend, applications will be due the following Monday.

Richard E. Deutsch Memorial Fund for Rosenwald Schools

Website: forum.savingplaces.org

  • The National Trust, through its Rosenwald Schools Initiative, has a goal of saving Rosenwald Schools as vital hubs of community activity and revitalization. 
  • Three grant funds exist, but funding is not currently available from the Rosenwald School Centennial Fund, which provided for the restoration and rehabilitation of Rosenwald School buildings. The Richard E. Deutsch Memorial Fund for Rosenwald Schools provides grants for preservation planning.
  • Grants are available to nonprofit organizations and public agencies. National Trust members at the Forum or Main Street levels are eligible to apply.
  • Grants are $500 to $5,000. Cash match is required.
  • Applications can be submitted at any time.

Southwest Intervention Fund

Website: forum.savingplaces.org

  • Grants from the National Trust’s Southwest Intervention Fund are intended to further preservation efforts of the traditional cultures of the Southwest region, exclusively in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, West Texas, and Utah. The fund provides support for preservation planning efforts and enables prompt responses to emergency threats or opportunities. Strategic opportunities to save sites or help jumpstart preservation projects are eligible for the fund’s small, catalytic grants.
  • West Texas is defined as: west of U.S. 281 from the Oklahoma border to San Antonio and north of U.S. 90 from San Antonio to Del Rio.
  • Grants are available to nonprofit organizations and public agencies. National Trust members at the Forum or Main Street levels are eligible to apply. 
  • Grants range from $2,500 to $10,000. Cash match is required.
  • Applications are due February 1, June 1, and October 1.

 

Texas Department of Agriculture

P.O. Box 12847
Austin, TX 78711-2847 
512-463-7476
800-TELL-TDA
www.texasagriculture.gov

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program for Rural Texas

Website: texasagriculture.gov

  • The CDBG Program for Rural Texas aims to develop viable communities by providing decent housing and suitable living environments, and expanding economic opportunities for persons of low to moderate income.
  • Grants are available to non-entitlement city or county governments, which do not receive direct funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and typically include cities with a population of less than 50,000 and counties of less than 200,000.
  • See United States Department of Housing and Urban Development under Preservation Funding for Homeowners for more information on the CDBG program.

Texas Capital Fund: Downtown Revitalization Program

Website: texasagriculture.gov

  • The Downtown Revitalization Program is intended to stimulate economic growth through the funding of public infrastructure improvements to aid in the elimination of slum and blight conditions in the historic downtown areas of rural communities.
  • Awarded cities receive funds to make public infrastructure improvements in the designated historic downtown business district. Funds may be used for public infrastructure improvements; acquisition of needed land; 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 improvements; sidewalk construction/improvements, including lighting, ADA ramps and rails; public parking lot construction/improvements; and other construction activities required to eliminate architectural barriers for the handicapped.
  • Grants are available to non-entitlement city governments, which do not receive direct funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and typically include cities with a population of less than 50,000.
  • Awards range from $50,000 to $250,000.

Texas Capital Fund: Main Street Improvements Program

Website: texasagriculture.gov

  • The Main Street Improvements Program is intended to stimulate economic growth through the funding of public infrastructure improvements to aid in the elimination of slum and blight conditions in the historic downtown areas of rural Main Street communities, as identified by the Texas Historical Commission. 
  • Awarded cities receive funds to make public infrastructure improvements in the designated Main Street business district. Funds may be used for public infrastructure improvements; acquisition of needed land; 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 improvements; sidewalk construction/improvements, including lighting, ADA ramps and rails; public parking lot construction/improvements; and other construction activities required to eliminate architectural barriers for the handicapped.
  • Grants are available to non-entitlement city governments, which do not receive direct funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and typically include cities with a population of less than 50,000.
  • Awards range from $50,000 to $250,000.

Texas Capital Fund: Infrastructure Development Program

Website: texasagriculture.gov

  • The Infrastructure Development Program funds public infrastructure primarily in Texas’ rural communities and counties in support of projects that create new jobs for low-to-moderate income persons.
  • Funds may be used for public infrastructure improvements to include: water and sewer facilities/lines; pre-treatment facilities; road/street construction/improvements; natural gas line construction/improvements; electric, telephone, and fiber optic line construction/improvements; harbor/channel dredging; purchase of real estate related to public infrastructure improvements; traffic signals and signs; drainage improvements; and railroad spurs.
  • Grants are available to non-entitlement city or county governments, which do not receive direct funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and typically include cities with a population of less than 50,000 and counties of less than 200,000.
  • Awards range from $100,000 to $1.5 million.

Texas Capital Fund: Real Estate Development Program

Website: texasagriculture.gov

  • The Real Estate Development Program provides no-interest loans to fund the acquisition or renovation of an existing building, new construction, or land acquisition, primarily in Texas’ rural communities and counties. The program supports projects that create new jobs for low- and moderate-income persons. 
  • Funds may be used for purchase and/or renovation of an existing building, new building construction or land acquisition, or private infrastructure.
  • Loans are available to non-entitlement city or county governments, which do not receive direct funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and typically include cities with a population of less than 50,000 and counties of less than 200,000.
  • Awards range from $100,000 to $1.5 million, and must be repaid by the business within 20 years.

 

Texas Historical Commission

P.O. Box 12276
Austin, TX 78711-2276
512-463-6100 

Certified Local Government (CLG)

Website: thc.texas.gov

  • Certified Local Government (CLG) grants provide funding to participating city and county governments to develop and sustain an effective local preservation program critical to preserving local historic resources. Cities and county governments that have been individually certified by the National Park Service as CLGs (prior to the time of their grant application) are eligible to apply.
  • Grants can be used for local historic preservation projects, including surveys of historic properties/districts, preparation of nominations to the National Register of Historic Places, and other community-based preservation projects.
  • Awards range from $2,000 to $30,000 and require a one-to-one local cash or in-kind match. Only non-federal monies may be used as a match, with the exception of Community Development Block Grants.
  • Applications are due in early November.
  • Contact the CLG program at 512-463-9063.

Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program

Website: thc.texas.gov

  • The Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation 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.texas.gov.

Texas Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program

Website: thc.texas.gov

  • State university systems and other state institutions of higher education may participate in the Texas Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program for a limited time. House Bill 1003, passed during the 85th Texas Legislative Session in 2017, eliminates the depreciation and non-tax-exempt use provisions for such institutions.
  • Only qualified expenses incurred by the property owner or long-term lessee between June 14, 2017 and January 1, 2022 count towards the credit.
  • For more information on the Texas Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program, see Preservation Funding for Businesses.

Texas Preservation Trust Fund Grant Program

Website: thc.texas.gov

  • The Texas Preservation Trust Fund provides matching grants to qualified applicants for the acquisition, survey, restoration, preservation, planning, and heritage education activities leading to the preservation of historic properties and archeological sites. 
  • Competitive grants are awarded on a one-to-one match basis and are paid as reimbursement of eligible expenses incurred during the project.
  • The award maximum is $30,000.
  • Applications follow a two-part process, with the initial applications due at the end of January.
  • Contact Lisa Harvell at 512-463-6047 or lisa.harvell@thc.texas.gov.

 

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

4200 Smith School Rd.
Austin, TX 78744
512-389-4800
rec.grants@tpwd.texas.gov 
tpwd.texas.gov/business/grants  

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Grants

  • The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department acts as a silent partner in hundreds of communities across the state through its grant, assistance, education, and outreach programs. From the largest metroplex to the smallest rural community, these programs help to build new parks, conserve natural resources, preserve historical sites, provide access to water bodies, and develop educational programs for youth.
  • Grants for land acquisition and park development include Outdoor Recreation Grants, Small Community Grants, and Urban Outdoor Recreation Grants. Maximum awards vary by grant type from $75,000 to $1 million.
  • Grants are available to municipalities, counties, municipal utility districts, and other local units of government.
  • Applications are due in various months, depending on the grant you are applying for. Deadlines can be found at tpwd.texas.gov/business/grants/recreation-grants/copy_of_grant-deadlines

 

Union Pacific Foundation

1400 Douglas St., Stop 1560
Omaha, NE 68179
402-544-5600
www.up.com/aboutup/community/foundation 

Union Pacific Foundation Grants

  • The Union Pacific Foundation supports the communities the Union Pacific Railroad serves. Grants are primarily made in the areas of community and civic service, including grants to museums and libraries, and health and human services.
  • Grants are available to nonprofit organizations and municipal governments.
  • Applications are due in August.

 

United States Department of Agriculture

Rural Development
State Office
101 S. Main St.
Temple, TX 76501
254-742-9700

203(k) Community Facility Direct Loan & Grant Program

Website: rd.usda.gov

  • Community Programs provides grants and loans to assist in the development of essential community facilities in rural areas and towns of up to 20,000 in population.
  • Funds may be used to develop essential community facilities by constructing, enlarging, or improving community facilities for health care, public safety, and community and public services.
  • Grants and loans are available to public entities such as municipalities, counties, and special-purpose districts, as well as nonprofit corporations and tribal governments. In addition, applicants must have the legal authority necessary for construction, operation, and maintenance of the proposed facility and also be unable to obtain needed funds from commercial sources at reasonable rates and terms.
  • For grants, the amount of assistance for project costs depends upon the median household income and the population in the community where the project is located and the availability of grant funds.
  • For direct loans, there are three levels of interest rates available (poverty, intermediate, and market) each on a fixed basis. For guaranteed loans, the interest rate is the lender’s customary interest rate for similar projects. Loan repayment terms may not exceed the applicant’s authority, the useful life of the facility, or 40 years.

Rural Business Enterprise Grants

 

United States Department of Housing and Urban Development

Community Development Block Grants (See Preservation Funding for Homeowners)

United States Economic Development Administration

Austin Regional Office
903 San Jacinto, Suite 206
Austin, TX 78701
www.eda.gov/funding-opportunities 

Economic Development Assistance Programs

  • The Economic Development Administration’s (EDA’s) mission is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for economic growth and success in the worldwide economy. The EDA supports development in economically distressed areas of the United States by fostering job creation and attracting private investment.
  • Under the Economic Development Assistance programs (EDAP), the EDA makes construction, non-construction, and revolving loan fund investments under the Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs. Grants and cooperative agreements made under these programs leverage regional assets and support the implementation of economic development strategies that advance new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities.
  • Eligible applicants include state, county, and city governments, public and private institutions of higher education, Native American tribal governments, and nonprofits.

Planning Program and Local Technical Assistance Program

  • Under the Planning program, the EDA assists eligible recipients in creating regional economic development plans designed to stimulate and guide the economic development efforts of a community or region. As part of this program, the EDA supports Partnership Planning investments to facilitate the development, implementation, revision, or replacement of Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies. 
  • The Local Technical Assistance program strengthens the capacity of local or state organizations, institutions of higher education, and other eligible recipients to undertake and promote effective economic development programs through projects such as feasibility analyses and impact studies.
  • Eligible applicants include state, county, and city governments, public and private institutions of higher education, Native American tribal governments, and nonprofits

 

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