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

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.

Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program NOFA

      • Deadline: February 5, 2021, 3:00 p.m. CST
      • The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is announcing the availability of funds for supportive services grants under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program. This Notice of Fund Availability (NOFA) contains information concerning the SSVF Program, renewal of supportive services grant application processes, and the amount of funding available.

Public State Grants

Healthy Community Collaborative Grant Program

The State of Texas, by and through the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), seeks qualified Respondents to be considered for funding through the Healthy Community Collaborative (HCC) Grant Program. HCC will support expanding Community Collaboratives which seek to serve the Unmet Behavioral Health Needs of persons experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of homelessness.

  • The deadline is Thursday, February 25th at 10:30 AM.

More information is available here:

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

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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