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Funding & Opportunities in Texas

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RAC for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information.

BBVA Compass Foundation Grants
Funds organizations working in the areas of community development, education, health, human services, arts and culture, environment, and diversity.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico, New York, Puerto Rico, and Texas.
Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2014
El Paso Community Foundation Grants
Grants to organizations that work in the areas of arts, education, environment/animals, health, disabilities, human services, and economic development.
Geographic coverage: West Texas, southern New Mexico and northern Chihuahua, Mexico.
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Entergy Micro Grants
Provides grants for projects that effectively impact arts and culture; community improvement/enrichment; education and literacy; the environment; or healthy families.
Geographic coverage: Communities within Entergy's service area in Arkansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New York, Texas, and Vermont
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Entergy Corporation
First Children's Finance Loan Fund
Loans and technical assistance to start, strengthen, and expand child care businesses in homes, centers, and schools.
Geographic coverage: Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Texas
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: First Children's Finance
Georgia-Pacific Foundation Grants
Grants for organizations projects that focus on education, the environment, community enhancement, affordable housing, arts and culture, and entrepreneurship.
Geographic coverage: Offered in 28 states in areas where Georgia-Pacific does business.
Application Deadline: Oct 31, 2014
Sponsor: Georgia Pacific Foundation
Kerr Foundation Grants
Provides grants in the areas of education, health, cultural development, and community service.
Geographic coverage: Arkansas, Missouri, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. Oklahoma organizations will receive first priority for available funds. They also accept proposals from the Washington, D.C. area.
Application Deadline: Jul 18, 2014
Sponsor: Kerr Foundation
National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region Funding
Provides funding for National Network of Libraries members located in the South Central region to assist them in conducting outreach and technology projects.
Geographic coverage: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region
Rural Communities Health Care Investment Program (RCHIP)
Provides loan repayment assistance to non-physician health care professionals who agree to serve in a medically underserved community of Texas.
Geographic coverage: Texas
Application Deadline: May 1, 2014
Sponsor: Texas State Office of Rural Health
Texas Be Wise - Immunize Grants
Grants to implement local vaccination programs for underserved or uninsured populations in Texas.
Geographic coverage: Texas
Application Deadline: Oct 1, 2014
Sponsor: Texas Medical Association
Texas Capital Fund Infrastructure Development
Provides grants for Infrastructure Development to create or retain permanent jobs in rural areas of Texas.
Geographic coverage: Texas
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Texas Department of Agriculture
Texas Capital Fund Real Estate Development Loans
Provides a zero-interest loan to fund real estate acquisition or improvements to create or retain permanent jobs in primarily rural communities and counties.
Geographic coverage: Texas
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Texas Department of Agriculture
Texas Disaster Relief Fund
Funding for disaster relief and urgent needs assistance.
Geographic coverage: Texas
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Texas Department of Agriculture
Texas Physician Education Loan Repayment Program (PELRP)
Offers loan repayment to physicians who practice in Texas, with priority given to primary care physicians who practice in Health Professional Shortage Areas of the state.
Geographic coverage: Texas
Application Deadline: May 31, 2014
Sponsor: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Texas Small Towns Environment Program (STEP)
Provides funds for water and sewer infrastructure improvements utilizing self-help methods.
Geographic coverage: Texas
Letter of Intent (Required): Jun 30, 2014
Application Deadline: Oct 31, 2014
Sponsor: Texas Department of Agriculture
WellPoint Foundation Grants
Supports health and wellness programs.
Geographic coverage: Operates in 25 states
Application Deadline: May 9, 2014
Sponsor: WellPoint Foundation
Wells Fargo Corporate Giving Programs
Funding for nonprofit organizations in the areas of community development, education, human services, arts and culture, civic responsibility, and environmental consciousness.
Geographic coverage: Available in 40 States.
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Wells Fargo
Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund
Funds programs that work in the areas of affordable housing and shelter; education and youth development; environmental stewardship; and human services.
Geographic coverage: Available in 19 states and the District of Columbia.
Application Deadline: Aug 1, 2014
Sponsor: Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation
Youth Literacy Grants
Funding to schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations to help students who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading.
Geographic coverage: Available in 40 states.
Application Deadline: May 22, 2014
Sponsor: Dollar General Literacy Foundation

Inactive Funding & Opportunities in Texas

The programs listed below have been funded in the past, but are not currently accepting applications. Information about these inactive funding programs is provided only for your convenience and does not indicate that the programs will be available in the future. To inquire about future availability of a particular program, please contact the funding agency or organization.

3E's Grant Programs
Funding to promote better health and nutrition programs and prevent obesity among children in Texas.
Geographic coverage: Texas
Application Deadline: Mar 1, 2012
Sponsor: Texas Department of Agriculture
Adult Literacy Grants
Awards funding to nonprofit organizations that provide direct service to adults in need of literacy assistance.
Geographic coverage: 40 states where Dollar General stores are located.
Application Deadline: Feb 27, 2014
Sponsor: Dollar General Literacy Foundation
Aetna Foundation Regional Grants
Funds community wellness initiatives focusing on healthy food and activity that serve low-income, underserved, or minority populations.
Geographic coverage: Available in 15 states and the District of Columbia.
Application Deadline: Sep 15, 2013
Sponsor: Aetna Foundation
America's Farmers Grow Communities Project
Through the program, farmers can direct a $2,500 award to a local non-profit organization that’s important to them and their community.
Geographic coverage: Available in 38 states
Application Deadline: Nov 30, 2013
Border Community Capital Initiative
Supports local rural nonprofits and federally-recognized Indian tribes serving colonias with lending and investing activities in affordable housing, small businesses, and community facilities.
Geographic coverage: Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas.
Application Deadline: Aug 26, 2013
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Cesar Chavez Foundation Martin Luther King Day Grants
Grants to organizations to plan and carry out projects that bring Americans together to serve in their communities in observation of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Geographic coverage: Arizona, California, New Mexico, Nevada, and Texas
Application Deadline: Aug 28, 2013
Sponsor: Cesar Chavez Foundation
Charles A. Frueauff Foundation Grants
Awards grants in the areas of education, human services, and health.
Geographic coverage: Available in 35 states and the District of Columbia.
Application Deadline: Dec 1, 2012
Sponsor: Charles A. Frueauff Foundation
Family Literacy Grants
Grants to direct family literacy service providers.
Geographic coverage: 40 states where Dollar General stores are located.
Application Deadline: Feb 27, 2014
Sponsor: Dollar General Literacy Foundation
Humana Foundation Community Grants
The Humana Foundation supports charitable activities that promote healthy lives and communities.
Geographic coverage: Available in 26 States and Puerto Rico
Application Deadline: Jan 15, 2014
Sponsor: Humana Foundation
Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) Competitive Grants under the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
Funding to support projects that educate youth, between the ages of 10 and 19, and pregnant and parenting youth, under age 21, on abstinence and contraception for the prevention of pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV/AIDS.
Geographic coverage: Florida, Indiana, North Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Guam, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, the Marshall Islands and Palau
Application Deadline: Aug 6, 2012
Sponsor: Administration for Children and Families
Planning and Capacity Building Fund - Texas Department of Agriculture
Grants to support programs for local public facility and housing planning activities.
Geographic coverage: Texas
Application Deadline: Oct 26, 2012
Sponsor: Texas State Office of Rural Health
Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program
Supports health care organizations in implementing cancer screening programs; developing education programs; disseminating information on radiogenic diseases;screening eligible individuals for cancer and other radiogenic diseases; providing appropriate referrals; and facilitating documentation of Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) claims.
Geographic coverage: Available in 12 states
Application Deadline: Feb 14, 2014
Sponsor: Office of Rural Health Policy
Service Area Competition Funding for Health Center Program - Additional Areas
Funding to provide comprehensive primary health care services to an underserved area or population.
Geographic coverage: Evergreen, AL; Gualala, CA; Tallahassee, FL; Nashua, NH; Waxahachie, Texas; or Kenosha, WI.
Application Deadline: Dec 20, 2013
Sponsor: Bureau of Primary Health Care
Service Area Competition Funding for Health Center Program - Additional Areas (AL, AZ, CA, CO, KY, MO, MS, MT, NC, NJ, NY, OK, OR, PA, PR, TN, and TX)
Funding to provide comprehensive primary health care services to an underserved area or population.
Geographic coverage: Available in 16 states and Puerto Rico
Application Deadline: Mar 21, 2014
Sponsor: Bureau of Primary Health Care
Sid W. Richardson Foundation Grants
Offers grants to nonprofit organizations that address education, healthcare, human services, and the arts.
Geographic coverage: Texas
Application Deadline: Jan 15, 2014
Sponsor: Sid W. Richardson Foundation
Stronger Economies Together: Strategies for Building New Economic Opportunities Phase III
Funding for interested counties that desire to work together to develop and implement a regional economic development strategy or plan.
Geographic coverage: Available in 19 states.
Application Deadline: Jan 20, 2012
Sponsor: Southern Rural Development Center
Survey of Texas Rural and Agricultural Workforce Grant
Provides grants to develop data collection tools, conduct surveys and analyze information related to rural Texas workforce needs and barriers, including but not limited to the agriculture sector.
Geographic coverage: Texas
Application Deadline: Jul 24, 2013
Sponsor: Texas Department of Agriculture
Sustainable Community Innovation Grant (SCIG) Program
Funds projects that promote both sustainable agriculture and community development strategies in the south.
Geographic coverage: Available in 13 southern states. See program guidance for details.
Application Deadline: Oct 1, 2012
Sponsor: Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education
Texas Colonia Construction Fund (CFC)
Funding to support community development projects such as sewer, water, and housing rehabilitation in severely distressed unincorporated areas known as colonias in Texas.
Geographic coverage: Texas
Application Deadline: Jun 17, 2013
Sponsor: Texas State Office of Rural Health
Texas Colonia Planning Fund
Provides assistance for the completion of planning activities that prepare colonia areas for water, sewer, and housing improvements.
Geographic coverage: Texas
Application Deadline: Jun 17, 2013
Sponsor: Texas State Office of Rural Health
Texas Community Development Fund
Provides funding to non-entitlement communities in Texas for community development, economic development, rural health, and rural housing to support workforce development.
Geographic coverage: Texas
Application Deadline: Oct 26, 2013
Sponsor: Texas Department of Agriculture
Texas Emergency Medical Services Scholarship to Attend 2012 EMS Conference
Provides scholarships for rural or frontier Texas EMS workers to attend the 2012 EMS Conference.
Geographic coverage: Texas
Application Deadline: Aug 31, 2012
Sponsor: Texas State Office of Rural Health
Texas Family Planning Services Grants
Grants to provide family planning services in Texas.
Geographic coverage: Texas
Application Deadline: Dec 31, 2012
Sponsor: Office of Population Affairs
Texas Flex Rural Health Feasibility Grant Program
Grants to support financial feasibility studies for eligible small rural hospitals considering Critical Access Hospital (CAH) designation.
Geographic coverage: Texas
Application Deadline: Jan 22, 2013
Sponsor: Texas State Office of Rural Health
Texas Flex Rural Health Planning/Assessment Grant
Grants to support strategic/business planning activities to improve the financial and/or operational performance for Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs).
Geographic coverage: Texas
Application Deadline: Jan 22, 2013
Sponsor: Texas State Office of Rural Health
Texas Healthy Kids, Healthy Families Grant
Grants designed to increase nutrition education, physical activity, disease prevention and management, and safe environments for children in the state of Texas.
Geographic coverage: Texas
Application Deadline: Apr 18, 2014
Sponsor: Health Care Service Corporation
Texas J-1 Visa Waiver Program
Offers a J-1 Visa to foreign physicians who commit to serving for three years in an underserved area of Texas, allowing them to remain in the United States.
Geographic coverage: Texas
Application Deadline: Feb 11, 2014
Sponsor: Texas Department of State Health Services
Texas Renewable Energy Demonstration Pilot Program
Funds to incorporate renewable energy technologies to help rural Texas communities reduce energy costs for water and wastewater treatment facilities.
Geographic coverage: Texas
Application Deadline: Jul 13, 2012
Sponsor: Texas Department of Agriculture
Texas Rural Health Facility Capital Improvement Program
Awards funds for rural public and non-profit hospitals to make capital improvements to existing facilities, construct new health facilities, or to purchase capital equipment.
Geographic coverage: Texas
Application Deadline: Feb 20, 2014
Sponsor: Texas State Office of Rural Health
Texas Rural Hospital ICD-10 Pre-Implementation Grant
Awards funding to rural hospitals in Texas to begin the process of implementing ICD-10 activities.
Geographic coverage: Texas
Application Deadline: Apr 29, 2013
Sponsor: Texas State Office of Rural Health
Wal-Mart State Giving Program (Region 1)
Provides grants to organizations working in the area of hunger and nutrition; career opportunity; education; health care access; and human services.
Geographic coverage: Available in 19 states and Puerto Rico
Application Deadline: Feb 1, 2014
Sponsor: Wal-Mart Foundation

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