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Grants to Texas nonprofit organizations, government entities, and for-profit corporations in eligible areas for community benefit projects. Applicants should contact the funding source prior to applying. Funding is intended for initiatives that boost the local economy and provide cultural and recreational benefit to the City of McKinney.

Project Grants provide financial support for projects eligible for consideration under Sections 501 and 505 of the Texas Local Government Code. These include the following:

  • Projects related to the creation or retention of primary jobs
  • Infrastructure improvement projects necessary to develop new or expanded business enterprises
  • Public parks and open space improvements
  • Projects related to recreational or community (city/public access) facilities
  • Professional and amateur sports and athletic facilities, including children’s sports
  • Entertainment, tourist, and convention facilities
  • Projects related to low-income housing
  • Mass transit-related facilities
  • Airport facilities

Projects must be for public use or otherwise meet the definition of “Project” as that term is defined in state law.

Preference may be given to Applicants who have not received funding from MCDC within the previous 12-month period and to those who develop and demonstrate multiple revenue streams to financially support Project Event requests - and are not applying to other City of McKinney entities (e.g. Arts Commission, City of McKinney Community Support Grants, McKinney Convention and Visitors Bureau).

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179212

Term of Contract:

Funds must be used within one year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofit organizations, government entities, for-profit corporations, and other organizations may apply.

Applicant must have been in business (preferably within the City of McKinney) for a minimum of two (2) years. Economic development projects may be excluded from this requirement.

The Applicant must own the land, building, or facility where the proposed project will be located. If the applicant does not own the land, written acknowledgment/ approval from the property owner must be included with the application. The letter must document that the property owner is aware of the proposed use of the property or facility; and the property owner has reviewed the project plan and application, approves and supports the efforts of the applicant.

Pre-Application Information:

Project Grant Schedule:

Cycle I
- Application Deadline: December 31, 2021
- Presentation to MCDC Board: January 27, 2022
- Board Vote and Award Notification: February 24, 2022

Cycle II
- Application Deadline: March 31, 2022
- Presentation to MCDC Board: April 28, 2022
- Board Vote and Award Notification: May 26, 2022

Cycle III
- Application Deadline: June 30, 2022
- Presentation to MCDC Board: July 28, 2022
- Board Vote and Award Notification: August 25, 2022

Please contact MCDC staff to discuss your proposed Project Grant application, secure additional information, and answer your questions - prior to submitting your grant application.

Funds awarded for approved applications are expended on a reimbursement basis.

The final 20% of the award may be withheld until a final report is submitted and compliance with all requirements of the performance agreement is confirmed.

Contact Information:

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

Please contact Cindy Schneible, President of MCDC at 972.547.7653, to discuss your proposal and plans prior to submitting an application.

Submit Letter of Inquiry online:

Or download, complete and submit a Letter of Inquiry (PDF) to:
McKinney Community Development Corporation
5900 South Lake Forest Drive, Suite 110
McKinney, Texas 75070

Apply online:

Submit online form or submit your application with any supporting documents by:
Emailing the MCDC at

Mailing or hand-delivering the application and supporting documents on a thumb drive to:
McKinney Community Development Corporation
5900 South Lake Forest Drive, Suite 110
McKinney, Texas 75070

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