Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

General Funding Sources

Texas Grants Resource Center 

For more than 50 years, the Texas Grants Resource Center (TGRC) has served as a bridge between the grant-seeking and the grant-making communities. The TGRC is a unit within the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE) at the University of Texas at Austin.

The TGRC offers consultations and orientations for funding research, for both nonprofit organizations and individuals. Because of the availability of electronic information on state and federal grant opportunities, the TGRC emphasizes private sector funding options and information (i.e., private foundations and corporate foundations/direct giving programs). It has little on-site information about small business startups.

In keeping with its original commitment to make information accessible to all, the TGRC is open to everyone, free of charge.

Texas Rural Funders

Texas Rural Funders (TRF) is dedicated to working with rural communities to develop and implement solutions to the unique challenges they face. Each of our members is committed to the long-term success of the state and together, we bring a breadth of experience, resources and influence that none of us could provide alone. Texas will succeed only if rural Texas succeeds. And we are committed to doing our part to make that happen.


The AARP Community Challenge provides small grants to nonprofits and government entities for “quick-action” projects that can help communities become more livable for people of all ages. Improvements in housing, transportation, civic engagement, coronavirus recovery and other areas are eligible. 

For more information, contact

Applications are due April 14.

Federal Grants

Foster Youth Initiative (FYI)

      • Deadline: Open
      • HUD announced the Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) initiative, through the issuance of Notice PIH 2019-20 . Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) partnering with Public Child Welfare Agencies (PCWAs) may request Housing Choice Vouchers (HCVs) in the form of Tenant Protection Vouchers (TPVs) to assist eligible youth for a period of 36 months, subject to availability.


Multi-Family Housing Loan Guarantees

      • Deadline: December 31, 2021, 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time
      • The program works with qualified private-sector lenders to provide financing to qualified borrowers to increase the supply of affordable rental housing for low- and moderate-income individuals and families in eligible rural areas and towns.


Public and Indian Housing Notice

      • Deadline: Open
      • HUD recently published a Public and Indian Housing Noticeregarding an opportunity for Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) to apply for new Mainstream vouchers to help their communities prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19.  HUD will make up to $150 million available for this purpose.  PHAs that currently administer a housing choice voucher program, including those that do not already administer Mainstream vouchers, are eligible for this opportunity. 

          • Please see the notice for details on how PHAs may apply.

Public State Grants

Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) NOFAs

      • TDHCA makes program funds available throughout the year to qualifying applicants for a wide range of housing and related activities. The Department announces these funding opportunities through NOFAs posted on this Web site and distributed via the Department’s email list.

        If you are interested in applying for TDHCA funds, the Department encourages you to visit this page often to:

        • Identify any funding opportunities that fit your organization’s mission and your community’s needs.
        • Determine if your organization is eligible to apply for funding.
          • Find out more here 


    • Texas Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program (TEMAP)

  • The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs has released the Texas Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program (TEMAP) Competitive Notice of Funding Availability!  There is $69.7M available in total through this solicitation.

    The goal of the TEMAP is to help stabilize low- and moderate-income Texas homeowners impacted by the coronavirus pandemic through the provision of up to six months of mortgage assistance.

    Eligible entities include both entitlement and non-entitlement cities and counties, local or regional nonprofit organizations including private community action agencies and regional organizations such as Councils of Governments.  There are multiple important deadlines detailed in the Notice, but the deadline to apply is April 12, 2021.  

    The Notice can be accessed here  

Private State Grants

Housing Assistance Council: Housing Loans for Low-Income Rural Communities

      • HAC makes short-term loans at below-market interest rates to local nonprofits, for-profits, and government entities developing affordable housing for low-income, rural residents. HAC’s loans enable borrowers to acquire land, pay architectural and environmental fees, and cover other costs that arise before construction loans are available. HAC balances careful underwriting and meaningful collateral with flexibility and an understanding that a rural community’s best potential housing developer may begin without significant housing development experience. HAC loan funds serve various purposes:

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