The East Montgomery County Improvement District sets aside about 71% of funds allocated to development each year to give back to the community. Since 1998, EMCID has provided more than $19 million in funding to local fire departments, various organizations through community development grants, and the East Montgomery County Scholarship Foundation!
During the 2016-2017 fiscal year, EMCID has budgeted to provide the New Caney, Porter and Splendora Fire Departments with more than $2 million. Another $1.8 million is allocated to educational scholarships, community projects, festivals and grants. These grants assist local organizations with the costs of development or improvements in East Montgomery County.
EMCID accepts funding requests twice a year. The deadlines are usually the last Monday in March and the last Monday in September. Applications are then reviewed by the Board each April and October. All projects must be located within the boundaries of EMCID.
Governmental entities or non-profit organizations can apply for grants up to $30,000. Taxing entities will be required to have a 50% match. All others will be required to have a 33% match.
A second option is to apply for a mini-grant of up to $5,000. Matching funds are not required.
Applications for either grant program may also be picked up from the EMCID office. Please return completed applications to the same location:
East Montgomery County Improvement District
Community Development Grants
21575 U.S. Highway 59, Suite 200
New Caney, TX 77357
Any questions about this program should be directed to Tara Martin, EMCID at 281.354.4419. The EMCID staff is willing to assist organizations who need help in completing their applications.
Community Development Grant Recipients
|Organization||Nature of Request||Amount Funded|
|Boy Scouts of America Troop 1011||Camping Equipment||$ 1,668.13|
|City of Splendora||Phase III of City Park||$25,594.00|
|East Montgomery County Fair Association||Fans for Show Barn||$42,716.52|
|Friends of R.B. Tullis Library||Books, e-books, Books on CD and DVD Movies for the Children's, Young Adults and Adult programs||$ 5,000.00|
|Heaven's Army of Resources||General Support and Operational Costs||$53,000.00|
|Montgomery County Constable Precinct 4||"Wearable" Video Cameras for all 24 deputies||$19,225.10|
|New Caney ISD Education Foundation||Grants for Teachers||$25,000.00|
|Roman Forest Police Department||DWI and Distracted Driver Simulation Program||$ 1,160.31|
|Splendora High School Theatre Arts||Performance Royalties, Materials, Supplies and Travel Expenses for Stage Productions||$ 5,477.25|
|Splendora Softball Association||Construction of Five Softball Fields||$55,110.00|
|Twin City Lions Club||Eye Exams and Eyeglasses for Students in New Caney ISD||$10,000.00|
Past Community Development Grant Recipients
Funding for Special Projects, 1998 - 2014
|Montgomery County ESD #6||$ 4,098,392.51|
|Montgomery County ESD #7||$ 2,974,624.33|
|Montgomery County ESD #11||$ 750,000.00|
|Community Development - Festivals, Sponsorships, etc||$ 1,247,047.34|
|EMC Scholarship Foundation||$ 4,725,204.53|
|Economic Development Corporation||$ 601,299.75|