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. Projects and programs funded by the grant program must demonstrate how they will promote tourism in Plano and support Plano’s hospitality industry.

2020-2021 Grant Program

Since 2004, over $11.2 million has been allocated to organizations promoting heritage programming and tourism in the City of Plano. For the 2019-2020 year, a total of $832,726 was awarded to the following recipients:

OrganizationAmountProject(s) Summary
Heritage Farmstead Museum$470,964Operations and maintenance, textile and costume conservation, water tank and cistern restoration, education programs, marketing, special events
Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation$282,055Operations and maintenance, cemetery restorations, education, brochures, tours, signs, events, oral history digitization, museum exhibits
North Texas Masonic Historical Museum and Library$17,457ADA compliance remodel, renovation of space to display and promote museum collection, cemetery restoration 
Texas Pool Foundation$62,250Renovations to historic Texas Pool, marketing

View past Heritage Preservation Grant Recipients (2004-2018)

2020-2021 Grant Program

Grant Application

Applications for the 2020-2021 grant year will be available in ZoomGrants beginning April 3, 2020. The deadline to apply is May 4, 2020. 

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

 Apply via ZoomGrants™

Grant Workshop Webinar

A grant workshop webinar (online meeting via Zoom) was hosted on Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 3 p.m. A recap of the workshop presentation by clicking the link.

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