Rebuilding Texas Grants
The Rebuilding Texas Fund was established in August 2017 by Keep Texas Beautiful to support our affiliate communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Resources and donations collected through the Fund are granted to affiliate communities through the Rebuilding Texas Grants to fund rebuilding and revitalization projects in areas affected by natural disaster and other intense destruction.
The Rebuilding Texas Grants will provide financial aid to affiliates who are hoping to undergo rebuilding or restoration projects such as:
- Continuing cleanup and debris removal efforts
- Replanting and rebuilding public spaces (parks, main street areas, trails, etc.)
- Creating community through garden or trail projects
- Replacing infrastructure that may have been damaged or lost (trash cans, park benches, safety railings, etc.)
- Repairing damaged public property
- Education initiatives for disaster preparedness or disaster debris management (workshops for public officials, public education and outreach campaign, etc.)
Grant funds may NOT be used for the following purposes:
- Private land, private businesses or corporate expenses
- Repayment of existing debt or obligations
- Payment of organizational overhead
- Legal fees
- Loan or bank fees
- Subsidization of existing contracts
- Ongoing staff expenses
- Pass-through grants
- Field trips
The minimum grant award is $500 and the maximum is $15,000 (total funding available is $50,000)
Eligible applicants are KTB affiliates who have been in Good Standing or above within the last two years. Preference will be given to affiliates who are currently in Good Standing or above.
- Grant money must be spent and/or projects complete by December 7, 2018
- Other sources of funding may be used to complete the project; however, the project must be completed
- Applicants must agree to submit a wrap-up report by December 21, 2018
- Only fully completed applications submitted by July 20, 2018 at 5 p.m., by eligible parties, and in compliance with application guidelines, will be considered
- Grant recipients must be willing to host KTB or Rebuilding Texas Fund donors for site visits to the completed projects
- Use of social media and pictures to promote grant activities is encouraged; grant recipient should use the KTB handles below:
- Grant application opens: June 13, 2018 (at conference)
- Grant application due: July 20, 2018
- Winners notified by: July 27, 2018
- Projects completed by: December 7, 2018
- Wrap up report due to KTB: December 21, 2018
Application questions (200 words max):
- Are you a current KTB affiliate in Good Standing?
- If you are not currently in Good Standing but have been in the past, can you tell us why your affiliate is not currently in Good Standing?
- What grant amount are you applying for?
- Please provide an overview of the community need that this grant will be used to address, and describe the disaster affected area.
- Provide an overview of how this project or program will address those specific community needs.
- How do you plan on engaging members of the affected disaster area to assist in the project or program?
- What are the specific goals and objectives of this project or program?
- What is the anticipated community impact that will result from this grant funding?
- How do you anticipate capturing project or program metrics (i.e. number of trees re-planted, number of acres cleaned, number of volunteers engaged, etc.)?
- Detail your project or program budget, including a description of how grant funds will be spent. Please use bullet points to break down the line items. If you are receiving additional funds from other sources, please include this information and the amounts.
- Online submission only
- All questions on the application form must be completed
- Please do not submit materials that are not requested in the application
- Applications must be submitted by Friday, July 20, 2018 at 5 p.m. CT
Thank you to all of our Rebuilding Texas Fund Donors