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.

Federal Grants

New Legal Assistance NOFO: Eviction Protection Grant Program

      • Deadline: September 8, 2021
      • The most recent Census Pulse data suggest over 7.4 million renters are behind on the rent and fear of eviction is on the rise. Evictions have consequences for tenants and landlords alike, but research suggests that successful eviction diversion programs benefit tenants, landlords, and courts. The Eviction Protection Grant Program will support experienced legal service providers in providing legal assistance at no cost to low-income tenants at risk of or subject to eviction. Grant funds are available to non-profit or governmental entities providing legal services in areas with high rates of eviction or prospective evictions, including rural areas.



      • Deadline: More Guidance Coming
      • The American Rescue Plan (ARP) provides $5 billion to assist individuals or households who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, and other vulnerable populations, by providing housing, rental assistance, supportive services, and non-congregate shelter, to reduce homelessness and increase housing stability across the country. These grant funds will be administered through HUD’s HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME).


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.


Veteran Stand Down Grants

      • Deadline: December 31, 2021, 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time
      • A Stand Down is a non-competitive grant that is awarded to organizations to provide basic services to homeless veterans such as showers, haircuts, attention to health concerns, and other collaborative services to give participants a greater sense of self and an opportunity to improve their chances of securing and maintaining employment. Veterans experiencing homelessness do not always have access to basic hygiene supplies that are necessary to maintain their health and appearance. Also, the lack of shelter limits their ability to prepare for and present themselves at job interviews or be contacted for follow-up. These grant funds must be used to enhance employment and training opportunities or to promote the self-sufficiency of homeless veterans through paid work.

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 

Private State Grants


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