The Texas Music Office (TMO), operating within the Office of the Governor’s Economic Development & Tourism Division, has launched the Texas Music License Plate Grant Program to fund the purchase of musical instruments and music lessons for underserved Texas school children. The TMO receives $22 out of the $30 fee for the sale of every Texas Music license plate to be used for the grants. Grant applications will be available online through the eGrants application system and will allow any Texas-based 501(c)3 non-profit to apply to receive up to $3,000 for a Texas Music License Plate Grant.
“The Texas Music License Plate Grant Program will help equip Texas children with the resources they need to benefit from the experience of learning and playing music,” Texas Music Office Director Brendon Anthony said. “It also provides a unique avenue for Texas to partner with non-profits to take music into communities throughout our state. I am proud of the Texas Music Office for facilitating this program and creating new opportunities for young Texans.”
Texas Music license plates are available for order online through the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles.
The initial funding to establish the Texas Music Office specialty license plate was made possible through the support of Wofford Denius and the Cain Foundation, along with the work of Donna Lujan, Lisa Bell, Dan Pockrus, Rep. Ron Wilson, and the Austin Music Foundation.