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ARRA Grant and Loan Opportunities in Texas

The Comptroller's office has compiled information, links and dollar amounts for potential funding opportunities in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Funding opportunities include competitive grants, grants distributed through preexisting formulas and loan programs. Where possible, we have indicated the amounts available in Texas. Information is subject to change.

To apply: Please contact the administering agency or visit Grants.gov.
FAQs: has additional information on applying for grants and loans.

A printable version of the ARRA Grant and Loan Opportunities in Texas (PDF, 121 KB) is available in .pdf format.

Science & Research

Science & Research
Program
Title
Administrator Program Description Total Available
(millions)
Source Eligible
Entities
Type of
Assistance
Application
Deadlines
Major Research Instrumentation Program and Facilities Construction National Science Foundation
703-292-8210
The program is designed to make research instruments more accessible to higher education, non-profit organizations and research museums to expand scientific knowledge. Proposals can be for a single instrument or for numerous instruments but all must be too costly for the entity to acquire on their own. Grants can also be for upgrades to existing facilities or new construction. $400.0 Federal Higher education institutions, non-profit organizations and research museums Competitive Grants Ongoing
National Aeronautic and Space Administration National Aeronautic and Space Administration
202-358-0001
NASA will be providing grant opportunities for equipment and systems development in several areas including aeronautics, space exploration, physical science, and cross-agency support. $1,000.0 Federal Educational institutions, industries, nonprofit organizations, NASA centers, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and government agencies Competitive Grants Ongoing
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
816-426-7267
NOAA will provide funding for coastal and marine habitats. Such projects include but are not limited to those that can restore an endangered species habitat, shellfish restoration, coral reefs recovery, coastal wetlands, projects that will respond to climate change, and the restoration of the Great Lakes habitats. up to $170 Federal Higher education institutions, non-profit organizations, commerical organizations, U.S. territories, state, local and Indian tribal governments Competitive Grants 4/6/09
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
816-426-7267
Programs can be weather related learning tools at schools to meteorology equipment at universities. There are also research funding opportunities available. 230.0 Federal State and local government, higher education facilities and non-profits Competitive Grants Ongoing
Scientific and Technical Research and Services U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
301-975-6478
The project will consist of a competitive construction grant program for funding science research facilities outside of National Institute of Standards and Technology. $180.0 Federal TBD Competitive construction grant program TBD
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