Texas Preservation Trust Fund

For eligible historic structures, archeological sites, and heritage education projects

The Texas Historical Commission (THC) is accepting Texas Preservation Trust Fund Grant Program applications for fiscal year 2018.

The Texas Historical Commission (THC) awards grants for preservation projects from the Texas Preservation Trust Fund (TPTF). The Texas Legislature established the TPTF in 1989. The fund is currently managed by the Texas Treasury Safekeeping Trust Company. Investment earnings are distributed as matching grants to qualified applicants for acquisition, survey, restoration, preservation, planning, and heritage education activities leading to the preservation of historic architectural and archeological properties and associated collections of the State of Texas. Competitive grants are awarded on a one-to-one match basis and are paid as reimbursement of eligible expenses incurred during the project. 

TPTF Application Guide

The deadline for receipt of FY 2020 applications has passed. All information is for informational purposes only. The next grant round for FY 2021 is anticipated to begin in December 2019.

The TPTF Grant Program application process for FY 2020 is a two-step process:

  • All applicants are required to submit an application form to the THC for review. The THC will select the highest-priority projects from the initial applications and invite those applicants to move forward to the second step. 
  • Successful applicants will continue the process by submitting detailed project proposals by July 12, 2019. Full project proposals will be considered by the THC for final grant awards in October 2019. 

By submitting an application, you are notifying our office of heritage education needs in your community and advising us of endangered historic properties and archeological sites that may soon be lost if this valuable assistance is not provided. Play a part in preserving significant historic resources and providing heritage education across Texas!

Examples of TPTF Completed Grant Projects

Terrell Carnegie Library, Terrell, Kaufman County (PDF)

Castro Colonies Living History Center, Castroville, Medina County (PDF)

West Sixth Street Bridge, Austin, Travis County (PDF)

Granger City Hall, Williamson County (PDF)

Additional Information on the TPTF Grant Program

TPTF Grant Program Overview

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