The THC is accepting applications for Round X of the award-winning Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program (THCPP). The program received just over $20 million appropriation from the 85th Texas Legislature for the 2018–2019 biennium. Round X grant application procedures, forms, and a timeline for submitting documents for review is found below. Funding awards for this grant cycle are expected to be approved by the Texas Historical Commission at its quarterly meeting on April 26–27, 2018.
Round X Grant Cycle Documents
This booklet provides information on the grant program and funding. It includes a Texas map showing participation and status by county, a list of completed and emergency projects, staff assigned to each county, an overview of the types of funding provided and a Round X timeline. The document can be printed or viewed online.
This document also explains the information needed to substantiate a request for emergency grant funding if an applicant wishes the Commission to consider a smaller scope of work to address an emergency situation that poses a critical threat to the building or its occupants. An emergency request is an option, not a requirement, however any emergency request must be accompanied by a completed Round X application showing the entire scope of work for the courthouse.
This document describes the procedures for completing a Round X grant application, which have changed very little from previous grant cycles. Please read this 10-page document that outlines how to complete each section of the grant application. An excerpt from a sample project budget is included as a new addition to this document. Mailing instructions for submission of the application is included.
- Round X Project Budget Form
An Excel workbook budget form has been created for your use that will automatically calculate total project cost, and subtotals in the applicable cost categories. Please ensure that you have consulted with professionals to ensure that your estimated costs accurately reflect the project and are up-to-date with anticipated costs for 2018–19. The project budget figures are the basis for the grant request and cash match. A minimum 15 percent local match is required with a project funding cap of $6 million.
- Round X Scoring Criteria
In order for you to create the best application, take note of how the evaluation of grant requests is based on 21 different criteria, each with its own point value. They are based on the building, the project plan, the county commitment, and other factors. The criteria and scoring values for emergency grant requests is also provided.
Completed grant applications for Round X THCPP funding should be submitted no later than February 5, 2018. For questions regarding a Round X grant application, please contact the courthouse program staff at the THC's Architecture Division at 512-463-6094.
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Round X Eligibility & Requirements
The Preservation Master Plan
The Round X Timeline & Important Dates
Round X Grant Application Evaluation & Scoring
Preparing Your Grant Application
Preparing Your Estimated Project Budget Form
Important Dates for the Round X Grant Cycle
|November 1, 2017||Round X Grant Cycle webinars are available on the THC website.
|November 17, 2017||Deadline for submitting draft Preservation Master Plans and/or 95 percent complete construction documents for staff review and comment.
|January 5, 2018||Deadline for submitting new or revised Preservation Master Plans and/or 95 percent complete construction documents for final approval and eligibility for this grant cycle.
|January 26, 2018||Notice of THC final approval of new Master Plans for program eligibility for new participants.|
|February 5, 2018||Deadline for Round X Grant Application submittal to the THC office in Austin is close of business Friday, February 5.
|February–March, 2018||Grant application review and evaluation by the THC.
|April 2018||Public comment opportunity to Commission members regarding grant applications. Specific date and location TBD.
|April 26–27, 2018||Round X grant awards approved by the Texas Historical Commission at its April quarterly meeting.