Guidelines

  • Applicant must have been in business (preferably within the City of McKinney) for a minimum of two years. Economic development projects may be excluded from this requirement.
  • Project / Promotion / Community Event must demonstrate how it will advance the mission and support the goals of MCDC as outlined above.
  • Projects must be for public use or otherwise meet the definition of project as that term is defined in state law.
  • Promotions / Community Events must be open to the public.
  • Project / Promotion / Community Event must be well-planned with stated goals, objectives and evaluation measures that demonstrate impact to the community.
  • For project grants, the Applicant must own the land or facility where the proposed project will be located.
  • If the Applicant does not own the land, written acknowledgement / approval from the property owner must be included with the application. The letter must document the property owner is aware of the proposed use of the property or facility; and the property owner has reviewed the project plan and application, approves and supports the efforts of the applicant.
  • Preference may be given to applicants who have not received funding from MCDC within the previous 12-month period.
  • Preference may be given to applicants who develop and demonstrate multiple revenue streams to financially support Project / Promotion / Community Event for which grant funds are requested.
  • Performance agreements will be required for all approved grants.
  • Approved Project / Promotion / Community Event must be completed within one year, or consistent with performance agreement. 
  • Applications must be completed in full, providing all information requested, to be considered by the MCDC board.