Programs and Initiatives

​​​​​The Collin County Historical Commission is one of the most active county historical commissions in Texas. It oversees a number of programs that support, promote, and provide for the historical preservation, protection and education of Collin County.​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Collin County Historical Commission is also truly groundbreaking in the initiatives it has launched in the last few years. Here you will find information about: 

Grant Program

Emergency Grant Program

Historic Assets & Survey

Tax Abatement

County Historical Coalition


​Grant Program

For All Historical Groups. Great and Small

The Collin County Historical Commission's Grant Program started in 2009.

It's purpose is to give Collin County historical organizations an opportunity to receive funds to support heritage events, projects and programs.

The historical organizations must be members of the Collin County Historical Coalition and must have 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(13) status.

​Grant Program Archive​

  
  
16-2-2021-2022FINALPROJECTSUMMARYANDFUNDINGREPORT.pdf16-2-2021-2022 FINAL PROJECT SUMMARY AND FUNDING REPORT
2009-2010GrantAwardees.pdf2009-2010 Grant Awardees
2009-2018GrantsSummary.pdf2009-2018 Grants Summary
2010-2011GrantRecipients.pdf2010-2011 Grant Recipients
2011-2012EmergencyGrantPastRecipients.pdf2011-2012 Emergency Grant Past Recipients
2011-2012GrantRecipients.pdf2011-2012 Grant Recipients
2012-2013Grantrecipients.pdf2012-2013 Grant recipients
2013-2014GrantRecipients.pdf2013-2014 Grant Recipients
2014-2015grantrecipients.pdf2014-2015 grant recipients
2015-2016grantrecipients.pdf2015-2016 grant recipients
2016-2017grantrecipients.pdf2016-2017 grant recipients
2023CCHCGrantApplicationGuidelines.pdf2023 CCHC Grant Application Guidelines
2024 CCHC Grant Guidelines & Application.pdf2024 CCHC Grant Guidelines & Application
2025 CCHC Grant Guidelines & Application.pdf2025 CCHC Grant Guidelines & Application
ApplicationforEmergencyFundingForm.pdfApplication for Emergency Funding Form
FUNDING CYCLE 2024.pdfGrant Funding Cycle 2024
FUNDING CYCLE 2025.pdfGrant Funding Cycle 2025
HistoricalAssetSurveyForm.docHistorical Asset Survey Form
HistoricalAssetSurveyInstructions2023.pdfHistorical Asset Survey Instructions 2023
ProjectInformation.pdfProject Information

Emergency Grant Program

Helping with the Unforeseen

The Emergency Grant Program of the Collin County Historical Commission was started in 2009.

Its purpose is to give Collin County historical organizations a helping hand when the unpredictable happens, whether by nature or man. This program offers a limited amount of funding for emergency repairs to local historical groups' buildings or sites.

Emergency grants may be applied for at any time, subject to the availability of funds on hand.

The historical organizations must be members of the Collin County Historical Coalition and must have 501(c)3 or 501(c)13 status.

  
  
2011-2012EmergencyGrantPastRecipients.pdf2011-2012 Emergency Grant Past Recipients
ApplicationforEmergencyFundingForm.pdfApplication for Emergency Funding Form

​Historical Asset Survey

Preserving Our History, One Asset at a Time

For the first time in Texas, a county-wide survey and cataloguing of all local historical assets have been accomplished.

Now, by accessing the survey map,you can look up what and where our local historical buildings, sites, markers, and other assets are.

Though this is a work in progress (meaning that it will be updated as new assets are found), years of work have gone into the research, data input, mapping, and program design required to provide this feature to you. This project, a joint effort of the Collin County Historical Commission, Collin County's GIS and IT departments, and a large group of volunteers around the county, is one very important tool for the historical preservation and education efforts in Collin County. It becomes even more critical to identify and publish our local historical assets as Collin County continues to be one of the fastest urban-developing counties in America.

You can help too. If you are aware of a historical asset that isn't included in this survey, please complete the Historical Asset Survey Form* and email it to cchc@co.collin.tx.us with the subject "Historical Asset."

Please enjoy exploring this Survey Map of Historical Assets, sharing it with others, and even visiting some of the sites listed. It's your county, so enjoy its present and past!

​Forms and Instructions​​

  
  
HistoricalAssetSurveyForm.docHistorical Asset Survey Form
HistoricalAssetSurveyInstructions2023.pdfHistorical Asset Survey Instructions 2023
ProjectInformation.pdfProject Information


​​​Tax Abatement

The Collin County Commissioners Court allows county property tax abatements to qualifying historical properties. The Collin County Historical Commission is tasked with the authority to accept applications for historical tax abatements, inspect the properties to determine eligibility for an abatement, and recommend to the Commissioners Court which properties should receive this benefit. Please download the 2024 Tax Abatement Packet​ & Data Entry Form​ for more information.​


County Historical Coalition

Partners in Local Historical Preservation and Education

The Collin County Historical Coalition is an umbrella organization for all of the historical groups in the county. Its purpose is to encourage, support, and promote all of the historical groups in the county and their activities. The Collin County Historical Commission sponsors the Historical Coalition.

At present all Collin County Historical Coalition meets at theMPAC (McKinney Performing Arts Center) four times a year.

A group becomes a member of the Historical Coalition by attending a meeting. There are no dues. A group that is a member of the Historical Coalition and is a 501(c)3 or 501(c)13 is eligible to apply for the Collin County Historical Commission Grant Program.

Meetings for 2024

  • January 20, 2024
  • April 20, 2024
  • July 20, 2024
  • October 19, 2023