SAC Grant Program
Organizations seeking to repair, improve, or survey a cemetery within Travis County, Texas may be eligible to receive a SAC grant. An organization may be a 501c3 non-profit, a private owner or an organized family cemetery group, or a public institution (city, county, etc.) SAC grants are for cemetery preservation, legal survey documentation, fencing, signage, repairs, construction, or other projects associated with cemetery public service projects within Travis County. Grants are for capital improvements only, not for general cleaning or maintenance.
Funding amounts range from $100 to $1,000 with a maximum of $1,000 per organization per twelve-month period. To stretch our limited funds further, preference will be given to projects that also provide their own monies and/or volunteer labor because this shows investment in the cemetery.
Two grant application deadlines occur annually, September 1st and February 1st. Applications may be submitted at any time and will be reviewed and considered for the next deadline. Please see the Grant Guidelines and Application.
For more details on SAC’s work since its founding in 2004, please see SAC Accomplishments.
Other Grants for Cemetery Projects in Austin Area
Please let us know ideas that fit into these other grant programs and how SAC can help:
- Austin Community Grants – Austin Parks Foundation: Projects on land owned and managed by the City of Austin PARD such as the 5 city cemeteries.
- Preservation Grants – Visit Austin & Historic Landmark Commission: historic preservation projects that promote downtown Austin tourism and the local convention/hotel industry.
- Matching Preservation Grants – Matching Preservation Austin offers quarterly matching grants of up to $5,000 in three categories: Education, Bricks and Mortar, and Planning/Historic Resource Survey/Local Historic Designation.
Austin's Parks and Recreation Deptartment (PARD) has a new Community Activated Park Projects Program for proposed projects in Austin Parks, which includes the five city cemeteries. CAPP proposals are reviewed on a quarterly basis by the PARD Review Committee with deadlines of January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1. CAPP proposal form: