Texas Grants Resources
According to the U.S. Census, Texas received $35,329,767,000.00 in grant payments last year from the federal government. This works out to approximately $1400 in federal aid per Texan.
Federal aid helps Texas pay for medical assistance programs, highway projects, welfare, child nutrition, special education, and many other state programs.
Despite the state's budget problems and the impending spending cuts by the governor and the state legislature, millions of dollars in Texas State Grants will nonetheless be issued this year.
The following websites offer instructions on how to obtain grant money, low-interest loans, and other state aid.
These Texas-based foundations are owned and operated either publicly by the state government or privately by non-profit organizations.
Texas Department of State Health Services Grants and Funding at dshs.state.tx.us
TEXAS (Towards EXcellence, Access and Success) Grant at collegeforalltexans.com
Grants from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department at tpwd.state.tx.us
Grants from Humanities Texas at humanitiestexas.org
Companies Doing Business in Texas
Texas Grants are often allocated to Texas businesses to conduct research, purchase property, or perform services as requested by the state government:
Texas Banks including Banks in Fort Worth, TX for example.
Texas Credit Unions including Credit Unions in Austin, TX for example.
Texas Credit Counselors including Credit Counselors in El Paso, TX for example.
Texas Insurance Companies including Insurance Companies in Irving, TX for example.
Texas Insurance Agents including Insurance Agents in Corpus Christi, TX for example.
Texas Car Dealers including Car Dealers in Laredo, TX for example.
Texas Fingerprinting including Fingerprinting in Houston, TX for example.
Texas Hotels including Hotels in Amarillo, TX for example.
Texas Travel Agents including Travel Agents in Brownsville, TX for example.
Texas Real Estate Agents including Real Estate Agents in Garland, TX for example.
Texas Apartment Buildings including Apartments in Arlington, TX for example.
Texas Contractors including Contractors in Plano, TX for example.
Except in special cases, Texas small businesses and sole proprietors are generally not the target of grant funding. Texas State Grants are awarded mainly to large businesses to complete state tasks, to college students to attend state schools, and to charities to benefit volunteer work.