Plano offers a heritage preservation grant to local nonprofit organizations supporting heritage preservation, heritage education and heritage tourism in the City. Grant funds may be used for projects consisting of historical programming, historic preservation advocacy and some historic restoration projects. More than $750,000 in grant funds were approved for two recipients in 2017-18.
Funds supporting this grant are generated from Plano's hotel/motel tax revenue. Therefore, the projects and programs funded by the grant program must promote tourism in Plano and support Plano's hospitality industry. This grant program, and the amount of funds awarded, is available as funds permit. Since 2004, over $9.5 million has been allocated to organizations promoting heritage programming, education and tourism in the City of Plano.
Congratulations to the following grant recipients for the 2017-2018 year: