Here’s some good news — and it may lead to even more good news.
The Lone Star Prize is a new statewide competition that invites Texans to submit ideas to improve health care, protect the environment, or help the workforce in Texas.
The winner gets a $10 million grant to help make their idea a reality.
The prize is the brainchild of Lyda Hill Philanthropies, a foundation based in Dallas. Nicole Small, the foundation’s CEO, is one of Texas 2036’s board members.
Texas 2036 is proud to be a partner in this effort — we’re offering applicants access to the more than 350 data sets we’ve put together that help identify where Texas stands — and where we’re headed — on a range of issues facing the state. As our President and CEO Margaret Spellings put it, the prize “taps our state’s innovative spirit to find solutions to these critical issues that will ensure Texas is the best place to live and work for years to come.”
Like Texas 2036, which was created to help Texas prepare for its bicentennial in 16 years and the roughly 10 million more people expected to live here then, the Lone Star Prize is focused on the future. Specifically, with regard to its three key focuses: