CTA Public Outreach Grants

CTA Public Outreach Grant Program

The Council of Texas Archeologists (CTA) supports a program of small grants to finance public education and outreach projects during Texas Archeology Month (TAM). CTA will award up to FIVE annual grants, not to exceed $500 per year, to applicants through a competitive process, as follows.

1. Projects should promote public awareness of archaeology in Texas through any of a variety of educational and outreach activities. Examples of suitable projects might include: teacher workshops, exhibits, archeology workshops for adults or children, archaeology fairs, or other public-oriented projects. Projects must be in support of TAM, held annually in October.

2. Grant applications may be submitted by any non-profit organization, such as municipalities, museums, and community service groups.

3. Individual grants will not exceed $500; applicants are encouraged to seek additional funding sources. Grants cannot be used solely to fund receptions, food, or entertainment, but these items can be included as part of a public outreach project.

4. Applications must contain the following information. The application may be submitted by mail or email.

A. Project Title.
B. Organization (name, address, phone, email).
C. Contact Person (name and contact information, if different from above).
D. Description of Project. Include an overview of the entire project as well as that portion for which grant funding is being requested (if different). Estimate the size and character of the population that will be served by the grant. Address how the grant will articulate with the objectives of TAM.
E. Date(s) of project (must be in support of TAM).
F. Budget and expenses. Describe how the grant will be used in support of the project. A detailed budget is not necessary, but identify categories of expenses. Identify supplementary funding sources that will be available.

5. Grant applications must be received by August 31 of each year. Emailed applications are preferred. Notification of grant awards will be made by September 15.

6. At the conclusion of the funded project, and no later than February 1 of the following year, grant recipients are requested to submit a report about 200-300 words in length for publication in the CTA Newsletter and for distribution to other interested parties.

7. Grant recipients are requested to acknowledge CTA in any printed, electronic, or graphic material produced through the grant and in announcements at any public meetings or events to which the grant gives rise, as follows:

8. Grant applications and queries should be submitted to the CTA President: Jon Lohse.

7 thoughts on “CTA Public Outreach Grants

  1. Hello! The Museum of Western Art is very interested in applying for a grant to fund Curtis Carter, a Plains Indian interpreter, to set up on October 31, 2015, to celebrate Texas Archeology Month. Please advise, and thank you! Stephanie Turnham, Executive Director

  2. Would like to apply for a grant to assist in advertising the Palo Pinto County Historical Archeology Booth @ the Crazy Water Festival in October. We are actively trying to get grade school participation across the county.

    Thanks

    Mike Lewis

  3. Good Afternoon,

    We will be submitting a grant application. Do you have any specific format other that described in this e-mail?
    Thank you.
    Becky Palmer
    Assistant Director Of Education
    Harrison County Historical Musuem
    Marshall, Texas 756870

  4. Please include us in this grant process to help with the presentation of the Funeral Re-enactment for Stephen F. Austin.

  5. Thank you everyone for your interest in the TAM grant! There is not an application form, so please provide the following information in an email or letter to Missi Green (missig@coxmclain.com). The description of the project and the budget and expenses do not need to be expansive, but clearly stated in your correspondence.

    A. Project Title.
    B. Organization (name, address, phone, email).
    C. Contact Person (name and contact information, if different from above).
    D. Description of Project. Include an overview of the entire project as well as that portion for which grant funding is being requested (if different). Estimate the size and character of the population that will be served by the grant. Address how the grant will articulate with the objectives of TAM.
    E. Date(s) of project (must be in support of TAM).
    F. Budget and expenses. Describe how the grant will be used in support of the project. A detailed budget is not necessary, but identify categories of expenses. Identify supplementary funding sources that will be available.

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