To launch this project, the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at Sam Houston State University provided $15,000 in grant funding for web development and research.

In 2018, the Center for Enhancing Undergraduate Research Experiences and Creative Activities (EURECA) at Sam Houston State University provided an additional $6000 in grant funding for fact-checking and data entry.

At the same time, Humanities Texas provided a grant for $5000 so that we might add essays by scholars in the field, including Patricia Bernstein, William D. Carrigan, Robert "Ty" Cashion, Charles H. Ford, John Gruesser, and Sonia Hernandez.