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Spring 2019 THGC (Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission) Grant

Grants to Texas Nonprofits to Promote
Holocaust Awareness and Understanding

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Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission (THGC)

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Grants of up to $10,000 to Texas nonprofit organizations to advance the knowledge, awareness, and study of the Holocaust and other genocides. Funding may be used for projects and activities such as workshops, classroom education, recordings and tapes of oral histories, exhibits, and memorials. Funding may also be used for research or scholarly endeavors, at the discretion of the THGC. All grant projects or programs must be open to the public and provide accessibility for individuals with disabilities.

Eligible expenses include:
- Materials and supplies purchased specifically for this project;
- Programming costs, including costs related to educating partners such as speaker fees and travel costs, program supplies, and facility fees;
- Contractual services including consultant fees, materials, design fees, accounting fees, or other services that you have purchased through a contract; documentation for contractual services should include a copy of the signed contract;
- Invoices, which must contain basic cost information, such as cost of material per unit, quantity of materials, hours of labor worked, labor rates, and mark-ups;
- Marketing costs may be eligible, but must have prior approval for reimbursement;
- Researching and scholarly costs may be eligible, but must have prior approval for reimbursement.

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GrantWatch ID#: 163325

Estimated Size of Grant:

Amounts up to $10,000 may be granted per project.

Term of Contract:

Projects must begin on or after May 1, 2019 and be completed prior to April 30, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

This grant is open to all permanent, non-profit institutions that are headquartered in the state of Texas.

Not Funded:
-Proposals that do not meet general eligibility requirements
-Deficiencies in previously completed projects or for unanticipated costs in ongoing projects
-Loans, fines, penalties, costs of litigation or associated interest payments
-Scholarships, internships, staff salaries, administration fees, purchase of awards or cash payments
-Programs/sites not open to the public or not accessible to individuals with disabilities
-Fundraising activities/events or political contributions
-Research and/or scholarly endeavors
- Food and/or beverages
- Advertising

Examples of cash transactions that may not be reimbursed, or non-cash transactions that may not be listed as monetary transactions with grant funds:
- Goods or services donated at no cost to the Grant Recipient;
- Amount of goods or services reduced or discounted (report only actual amount paid);
- Cost associated with advocacy, lobbying, or political activities;
- Late fees incurred by Grant Recipient or subcontractors for delinquent payment of invoices;
- Interest accrued and charged for late payment of invoices;
- Food/beverage costs;
- Advertising costs.

Expenses incurred prior to formal approval by the THGC at its April 2019 quarterly meeting are not eligible for reimbursement.

Pre-Application Information:

The Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission recommends contacting staff to discuss the eligibility of your project prior to submitting an application. THGC staff is available to help answer questions you may have about the application, review process, or implementation phases of this program.

Applications for the Fall 2018 Grant cycle were accepted between July 16, 2018 and September 1, 2018.

Applications for the Spring 2019 Grant cycle will be accepted between January 14, 2019 and March 1, 2019.

The commissioners will make the final decisions regarding allocation of grant funds at the THGC’s April 2019 quarterly meeting

Please consult the THGC Grant Criteria and Procedures form before submitting an application. If you feel that your project is eligible, please complete an application form, and return it with all required materials.

Grants may require a one-to-one match. Applications may be submitted for up to 100% of the project’s cost, for a maximum grant amount of $10,000. Organizations must provide up to 50% of the cost in matching funds, based on need. In-kind services (e.g. volunteer hours) may be counted toward the 50% match. If you are not able to meet a 50% match requirement, please contact the funding source staff to discuss alternatives.

Grant funds are payable upon completion of the project as a reimbursement for actual expenses incurred.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Electronic submission of applications is preferred; materials may be sent to:
Cheyanne Perkins
(512) 463-5674

Mailed applications may be sent to:
Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission
Attn: Spring 2019 THGC Grant Program
P.O. Box 12276
Austin, TX 78711-2276

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Texas