Grants 

Total Grants Approved by McKinney Community Development Corporation: $155,000,000

The McKinney Community Development Corporation (MCDC) grants funds to a broad range of organizations each year: from the Parks and Recreation department to city tourist, community and convention facilities, community service organizations and for retail development.

Three Grant Types

MCDC provides three types of grants:

  • Project grants to improve the quality of life in McKinney and meet the eligibility requirements established by Texas state law.
  • Promotional / Community Event Grants for activities that promote the City of McKinney for business development or tourism.
  • Retail Development Infrastructure Grants created as a pilot program in 2019 to provide funding for infrastructure improvements for landmark retail properties in the city of McKinney. 

If you have a project, event, activity or retail infrastructure project that falls into one of these three categories and you would like to apply for funding from MCDC, consult the Grant Guidelines PDF to see if you qualify. Then review the grant calendar (included in the Grant Guidelines) to check application cycles and deadlines.

Submitting Grant Applications

If you wish to submit a grant application, please follow the steps below.

Application Review

Applications will be reviewed and considered by the MCDC Board of Directors according to the schedule included in the Grant Guidelines.

Request a Preliminary Review

  • Complete a 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

Post-grant

For More Information

If you have any questions or need additional information, please call the MCDC at 214-547-7654 or email Cindy Schneible.

Important Dates

Promotional & Community Event Grants

Cycle I

  • Application Deadline:
          November 29, 2019
  • MCDC Board Presentation:
          December 19, 2019
  • Board Vote / Award Notification:
          January 23, 2020

Cycle II

  • Application Deadline:
          May 29, 2020
  • MCDC Board Presentation:
          June 25, 2020
  • Board Vote / Award Notification:
          July 23, 2020

Project Grants

Cycle I

  • Application Deadline:
          December 30, 2019
  • MCDC Board Presentation:
          January 23, 2020
  • Board Vote / Award Notification:
          February 27, 2020

Cycle II

  • Application Deadline:
         March 31, 2020
  • MCDC Board Presentation:
          April 23 2020
  • Board Vote / Award Notification:
          May 28, 2020

Cycle III

  • Application Deadline:
          June 30, 2020
  • MCDC Board Presentation:
          July 23, 2020
  • Board Vote / Award Notification:
          August 27, 2020

Retail Development Infrastructure Grants

Cycle I

  • Application Deadline:
          January 31, 2020
  • MCDC Board Presentation:
          February 27, 2020
  • Board Vote / Award Notification:
          March 26, 2020

Cycle II

  • Application Deadline:
          July 31, 2020
  • MCDC Board Presentation:
          August 27, 2020
  • Board Vote / Award Notification:
          September 24, 2020