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.
2018-2019 Grant Program
Since 2004, over $10.4 million has been allocated to organizations promoting heritage programming and tourism in the City of Plano. For the 2018-2019 year, a total of $800,000 was awarded to the following recipients:
|Heritage Farmstead Museum||$470,964||Operations and maintenance, collection assessment, hay barn reconstruction design, education programs, marketing, special events|
|Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation||$249,329||Operations and maintenance, cemetery restorations, education, brochures, tours, signs, events, oral history digitization, museum exhibits|
|North Texas Masonic Historical Museum and Library||$17,457||Renovation of space to display and promote museum collection, cemetery restoration|
|Texas Pool Foundation||$62,250||Renovations to historic Texas Pool, marketing|
2019-2020 Grant Program
Applications for the 2019-2020 grant year will be available in ZoomGrants beginning April 1, 2019. The deadline to apply is May 6, 2019.
All application 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.
A grant workshop for potential applicants will take place on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 3 p.m. in Planning Conference Room 2E (2nd Floor) of the Plano Municipal Center located at 1520 K Avenue.