Heritage Preservation

Heritage Preservation Grant Program

The City of Plano offers a heritage preservation grant to local nonprofit organizations that support heritage preservation and heritage tourism in Plano. This grant program, and the amount of funds awarded is available as funds permit. Grant funds may be used for projects consisting of historical programming, historic preservation advocacy, and some historic restoration projects. Funds to support this grant are generated from Plano's hotel/motel tax revenue; therefore, the projects and programs funded by the grant program must demonstrate how they will promote tourism in Plano and support Plano's hospitality industry.

2016-2017 Grant Recipients

Since 2004, over $8.8 million has been allocated to organizations promoting heritage programming and tourism in the City of Plano. For the 2016-2017 year, a total of $835,841.05 was requested and $798,847 was awarded to the following recipients: 

 Organization  Amount  Project(s) Summary
Heritage Farmstead Museum $466,720 Operations and maintenance, collection assessment, education programs, marketing, special events
Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation $263,783 Operations and maintenance, archaeology fair, cemetery restorations, education, tours, wayside signs, oral history digitization, museum exhibits 
Plano Art Association $68,344 Three Downtown Plano murals

View Past Recipients (2004-2017) 

2017-2018 Grant Application

Applications for 2017-2018 will be available in April of 2017. 

Grant Application

Applications are required to be submitted online via www.zoomgrants.com or by using the "Apply via ZoomGrants" direct link below.  Hard copies of the grant application will not be accepted.

Grant Application Workshop

A grant workshop for potential applicants was held on Friday, April 8, 2016. A copy of the Grant Application Workshop can be downloaded below.