Apply for Texas Preservation Trust Fund Grants to Repair Harvey Damage

Owners of historic properties or archeological resources in Texas damaged by Hurricane Harvey can apply for grant funding from the Texas Historical Commission (THC).

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. The final deadline for the THC to accept applications is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Grant applicants can use the TPTF emergency grant funds for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) local match.

The THC awarded the first round of emergency grants totaling $165,000 in January 2018. The amount remaining for emergency grants is approximately $80,000. 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

For more information contact the THC’s Architecture Division at 512-463-6094.