Application Process


Texas Rural Communities, Inc. (TRC) makes grants to fund community programs in rural areas that advance community development, including but not limited to environmental, economic or educational programs for the benefit of rural communities.  TRC will make numerous awards with the total amount not to exceed $38,500.  The average awards have been $3,100 and will not exceed $10,000.  Grant funds may not be used for building construction or personnel costs.



Eligibility for grants from TRC is limited to a 501 (c) 3, Non-Profit Community Based Organizations in rural communities that are not affiliated with governmental or quasi-governmental organization(s).  Any organization without a 501(c) 3 Certificate must have a non-governmental sponsor organization that maintains appropriate tax status and application must include letter of support from President/Chair of sponsoring organization.


A rural area includes all territory that is not within the extra-territorial jurisdiction (ETJ) of any city having a population of one hundred thousand or more.  Grant requests may be for new or existing programs, but the applicant organization must have been in existence for at least one year and must have an established Board of Directors, current budget, balance sheet and income/expense statement.



TRC may award up to $38,500 in grants, at the discretion of the TRC Grant Committee.  Applicants should state whether they would accept a grant of a lesser amount than they have requested.  TRC reserves the right to defer funding to the following year if applications do not meet criteria.


Application Process

Applications must be postmarked no later than November 1, 2016.  Applications submitted by fax or e-mail will not be accepted.  Each application must include 6 additional copies of the application and profit/loss statement.


Applicants will be notified if they are finalists by approximately March 31, 2017.


Texas Rural Grant Program

TRC solicits applications annually for projects in rural communities that have been developed and implemented for the benefit of the local community or economy. Staff funding and new building construction are not eligible for funding. TRC is looking for sustainable programs serving the rural community.

Click here for Application Process and Instructions.


Note:  TRC reserves the right to publish applications and/or project descriptions on its web site, even if the project is not selected as the recipient of the funds.


Applications should be mailed to:


Texas Rural Communities, Inc.

Attn:  Sandra Tenorio

168 Cimarron Park Loop

Buda, Texas 78610