Texas Mountain Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Texas Mountain Trail Mini Grant

The TMTR strengthens the future of our region by investing in projects that exhibit initiatives that support our mission to support and facilitate recreational, cultural, and educational opportunities and promote economic development compatible with the heritage of Far West Texas.

The Texas Mountain Trail Region (TMTR) offers small grants to help fund special projects, events, and 

programs to promote heritage tourism within the region. These grants are designed to promote public 

awareness of the history of the TMTR, encourage community involvement and participation, and enhance the visitor experience. 

Annual grant amount per project is $1,000 and the TMTR will give out two (2) grants per fiscal year. 


Types of projects considered: 

• Printed materials and publications (walking/driving tours, travel guides) 

• Exhibit development 

• Website development 

• Interpretive or way-finding signage 

• Educational programs for the general public 

• Workshops designed to develop or improve heritage tourism 


Types of projects NOT considered: 

• Brick and mortar projects, structural improvements, or capital purchases 

• Operating (includes salaries and wages), administrative, or maintenance expenses 

• Projects that advocate politics or religion 

• Projects for individuals 

• Projects or groups or entities without official status or a Federal Tax ID number


Eligibility Requirements: 

• Applicant must be a current partner of the TMTR or affiliated with a current partner. 

• Applicant must be a 501(c)(3), 501(c)(6), or government entity 

• Project must be within the 6 counties of the TMTR 

• Project must be open and accessible to the general public 


Project Requirements: 

• Application project or event must be completed within 6 months of receiving grant money. 

Exceptions can be made on a case-by-case bases with a formal letter of explanation. 

• Recognition of the TMTR as a partner or contributor in a News Release, 

including use of the TMTR logo on printed and promotional materials 

• Report of project one month before start date and three months following project or event 



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