Grants & Awards

Project Grants

The McKinney Community Development Corporation (MCDC) grants funds to a broad range of organizations each year, from the Parks and Recreation department to city tourist, community and convention facilities and community service organizations.

In 1996, McKinney voters approved the creation of the McKinney Community Development Corporation, a Type B sales tax corporation to support community and economic development projects and initiatives to make McKinney an even better place for its residents to live and enjoy life. Since its creation, MCDC has invested revenues generated from a half-cent sales tax in projects that enhance McKinney's aesthetic, cultural and leisure amenities and support business development.

Promotional & Community Events Grants

Each year, MCDC allocates a percentage of the annual budget for promotional activities and community events that promote the City of McKinney for the purpose of developing new or expanded business opportunities and/or tourism.

Retail Development Infrastructure Grants

Retail Development Infrastructure Grants (not to exceed $25,000 per grant and requires a match ) were created as a pilot program in 2019 to provide funding support for exterior infrastructure improvement for landmark retail properties within the City of McKinney. Types of improvements that qualify include sewer, utilities, water and drainage.

Quality of Life Award

Each year, the McKinney Community Development Corporation presents a Quality of Life Award to an individual and/or organization that has made a positive difference in the lives of McKinney citizens.

Learn more by visiting the Quality of Life Award page.

For More Information

If you are interested in learning more about any of the project or promotional and community event grants, visit our Grants page.

Additionally, you may also email Cindy Schneible to request a copy of the guidelines and the application form.