City of Plano Heritage Preservation

Posted on: December 1, 2017

Over $750,000 in Heritage Preservation Grant Funding Approved!

Plano offers a heritage preservation grant to local nonprofit organizations supporting heritage Heritage Farmstead Museumpreservation, 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:

Organization
Amount
Project(s) Summary
Heritage Farmstead Museum
$490,000
Operations and maintenance, collection digitization, Ammie Wilson Hay Barn Phase I Architectural and Engineering Plan, marketing and special events
Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation
$265,045
Operations and maintenance, education, Plano Mutual Cemetery Restoration and Interurban Railway Museum Update

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