Guidelines

  • Applications must be completed in full, providing all information requested, to be considered by the MCDC board.
  • 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 grant application must illustrate how Texas Local Government code eligibility requirements are met.
  • Projects must be for public use or otherwise meet the definition of “Project” as that term is defined in state law.
  • Promotional / Community Event grant applications must demonstrate how the event will promote McKinney for the purpose of business development and/or tourism.
  • Promotional / Community Events must be open to the public.
  • Grant funds awarded for Promotional / Community events may only be used for marketing, outreach, advertising and promotion of the event.
  • Project / Promotional / 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 that 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 – and are not applying to other City of McKinney entities (e.g. Arts Commission, City of McKinney Community Support Grants).
  • Performance agreements will be required for all approved grants.
  • Approved Project / Promotional / Community Event must be completed within one year, or consistent with performance agreement.