How to Apply

Application Process

TFRLCP Grant Cycle: March 1, 2021 to April 30, 2021.

The funding of projects in this cycle is subject to appropriation of funds to the TFRLCP by the 86th Texas Legislature.

TPWD is accepting applications from March 1, 2021 to April 30, 2021. Please Note, application forms including budget forms, for the TFRLCP have been updated and are located below. Applications must be submitted on the new forms. Applications from previous grant cycles Must be resubmitted using the Revised forms. Any funds awarded would become available September 1, 2021.

The 2021 Funding Application is currently unavailable online. Please contact the Program Coordinator to request an application form.

Forms and Documents

The TFRLCP applications will be scored based on the following criteria, which have been taken from HB1925.

Application Scoring Criteria (Annotated)

Application Scoring Criteria (w/o Annotation)

Questions via email:

If you do not have email capabilities, please contact our Program Coordinator.

The Texas Land Trust Council has a matching grant program to fund transaction costs for eligible projects. These funds may be used to match Texas Farm and Ranch Lands Conservation Program funds. For more information, contact the Texas Land Trust Council at 512-994-8582 or email them at:

Notice to those pursing funding through NRCS: Applicants who submit their TFRLCP applications to TPWD during this time period (March 1, 2021 to April 30, 2021) will be able to reference this potential source of match funding in their applications to NRCS.

Program Coordinator

Chris Abernathy: 512-389-4429

4200 Smith School Road
Austin, TX, 78744