Texas State Agencies

This is a listing of agencies in the State of Texas that offer funding for projects. This is not a complete list of all organizations but it does include the ones most often used by University faculty and administration. Where possible, RSS feeds have been added to this page to allow for easy browsing of up-to-date funding opportunities.

  • Middle Rio Grande Workforce Board

    Since 1970, the Middle Rio Grande Development Council has served the communities and residents in the region with services related to workforce development, planning, and grant writing, and with out partner agencies, we also providing 911 emergency mapping and addressing, and elderly ombudsmanship and access to aging services. As operator for the Middle Rio Grande Workforce Board, the Workforce Division of the COG provides job seeker services to the unemployed members of our communities through nine workforce centers, one in each of our constituent counties.

  • Tech Prep Rio Grande Valley

    The Tech Prep programs offer a first-rate alternative to traditional college-prep programs for students. Tech Prep students can earn free college credit while still in high school, saving both time and money.

  • Texas A&M University


    • With more than $700 million in research expenditures generated by Texas A&M faculty-researchers, the University ranks in the top tier of universities nationwide in total research expenditures.
    • Researchers and graduate students are involved in projects on every continent in the world, with more than 600 initiatives underway in more than 80 countries.
    • 400-acre Research Park includes 10 diversified facilities and more than 500,000 square feet of space for innovative companies and organizations focused on transferring new technologies into the marketplace.
  • Texas A&M University International Programs


    • Texas A&M enrolls more than 4,700 international students from about 130 countries.
    • Each year, more than 2,800 students participate in the study abroad program, involving over eighty countries around the world.
    • Researchers and graduate students are involved in projects on every continent in the world, with more than 600 initiatives underway in more than 80 countries.
    • In 2003, Texas A&M and the country of Qatar entered into an agreement to bring Texas A&M's top-ranked engineering programs to the Persian Gulf Region by establishing a branch campus, funded by the Qatar Foundation. Today, Texas A&M University at Qatar enrolls nearly 300 engineering students from more than 20 countries.
  • Texas A&M Research Foundation

    The Texas A&M Research Foundation is an independent non-profit service organization. Our focus is to facilitate research and development within The Texas A&M University System by providing highly valued administrative services and resource support at the most reasonable cost. We are dedicated to providing a cooperative environment that is challenging, teamwork-oriented, and fosters creativity and initiative for all employees.

    Professionalism, integrity, and the highest ethical standards is paramount to achieve excellence and to ensure trust and confidence among our customers, employees, and owners.

  • Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)

    The TCEQ offers many funding opportunities to a variety of groups or individuals to carry out programs related to our mission. The TCEQ generally refers to these wide-ranging funding opportunities as "grants."

    TCEQ considers grants to be awards in the form of financial assistance, including federal cooperative agreements, made to eligible entities who will derive a primary benefit from assistance of the granting agent. These grants may be attained through a competitive or non-competitive applications process. Assistance may be in the form of money, property, or other financial assistance paid by the TCEQ to carry out a program in accordance with TCEQ rules and guidance.

  • Texas Council for Humanities

    Humanities Texas grants enable communities throughout the state to develop programs of local interest promoting heritage, culture, and education.

    Since 1974, we have awarded more than 2,500 grants supporting a wide range of public humanities programs, including lectures, oral history projects, museum exhibitions, teacher institutes, reading programs, and documentary films.

  • Texas Department of Transportation

    The Texas Transportation Commission is ready to get Texans to work by approving construction and maintenance projects to be funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), often referred to as the Economic Stimulus Bill. TxDOT has been working for months with its local and regional transportation planning officials to identify projects eligible for this funding.

  • Texas Education Agency

    The Texas Education Agency administers billions of dollars in both state and federal funds that support a variety of programs to benefit public education. Funds come from multiple sources, including state and federal coffers, grant organizations, the Permanent School Fund endowment, and others. This section of the TEA website includes information pertaining to all aspects of school funding, including financial audits.

  • Texas Engineering Experiment Station

    Our researchers solve the problems affecting you now and that will affect you in the future. Applied engineering research and development, a vital part of our mission, makes life better for the citizens of Texas, the country and the world.

    In the quest for answers, TEES supports research that strengthens the economic base of Texas through engineering and technology, and collaboration with industry. And as an institute of higher education, we work to improve student performance in math, science and technology.

  • Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

    The Coordinating Board administers grant programs for both students attending college as well as for institutions of higher education in Texas.

  • Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

    Texas Parks and Wildlife Department acts as a silent partner in hundreds of communities across the state through its grant, assistance, education, and outreach programs. From the largest metroplex to the smallest rural community these programs help to build new parks, conserve natural resources, preserve historical sites, provide access to water bodies, develop educational programs for youth, and much more.

  • Texas Water Resources Institute

    First established in 1952, TWRI was designated as the water resources institute for the state of Texas in 1964 by the Texas Legislature and Texas Governor after Congress passed the Water Resources Research Act (WRRA) of 1964. The WRRA established water resources institutes in each state and provided funds for research on solving water issues. Today, TWRI is one of 54 institutes in the National Institute for Water Resources, which serves as the contact between individual institutes and the federal funding sponsor, U.S. Geological Survey.

This page was last updated on: December 11, 2017