The Texas Historical Commission (THC) has launched its Hurricane Harvey Disaster Assistance Program to help historic resources impacted by Harvey, one of the worst weather disasters in U.S. history.

Owners of historic resources in Texas damaged by the 2017 hurricane can apply for grant funding to supplement costs for projects involving recovery and repair of historic properties; survey and inventory of historic properties to determine National Register eligibility and degree of damage; or disaster readiness, including planning and historic preservation education.

The THC is accepting grant applications now until 5 p.m., Friday, May 24. Applications will be considered at the THC’s July 26 quarterly meeting in Paris, Texas.

Properties receiving grants must be listed in the National Register of Historic Places or be eligible for listing and have a nomination accepted by the THC before final project costs are reimbursed. A cash match is not required.

The emergency grant program application guide is available on the THC’s website at

For more information, contact the THC’s Architecture Division at 512-463-6094.

The historic Fulton Mansion in Rockport, Texas, after Hurricane Harvey. © William Luther/San Antonio Express-News/ZUMA Wire.