Eastland Historic Preservation 2018 Grant application deadline is August 31, 2017. The board anticipates making recommendations from the applications to the City Commission at their regular September monthly meeting.
The Historic Grants are funded from city collected hotel motel taxes. These taxes are not available for general fund items through the City such as street repair, water/sewer work as directed by the State of Texas.
In the past the City of Eastland has awarded grant funds of over $185,000 for structural and or façade work to properties located within the downtown Historic District in projects totaling more than $298,000. The 50/50 grants are a matching award based on the work requested. In rare cases grants up to 100% have been awarded in the past when a building’s structural integrity was at risk.
If you own property within the Historic District (see map below) and the property is in need of façade or structural work, whether it be just a nice new coat of paint, windows, doors, awnings, roof or more, pick up an application today at Eastland City Hall.
For more information on the Historic Preservation Grant please contact Eastland City Hall at 254-629-8321.