Small & Micro Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program
Bexar County Small & Micro Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program is a new fund to provide emergency relief to small businesses struggling under the financial impact of COVID-19. The Emergency Fund is designed to help small and micro small businesses within the Bexar County, Texas.
The Program is a collaboration between Bexar County and LiftFund along with Southside First, Westside Development Corporation, North Chamber and SAGE.
The June 8, 2020 launch of Bexar County Business Emergency Fund will open with $6.5 Million available in the form of small and micro business grants. These resources will be offered to businesses with under $1 Million dollars in annual revenue.
This fund is intended to support an inclusive and diverse small business environment Bexar County. Businesses with up to $1 million in annual revenue may apply.
The fund is not a first come first serve fund. All applications will be reviewed based on stated and verified business information and business operations.
All documents must be provided in order for the application to be considered complete. Any applications submitted without documents will NOT be considered. Applicants have the ability to upload the documents securely and safely through the online application.
Businesses may apply for the following expenses associated with business operations: payroll, lease/mortgage, supplies, inventory, utility, etc.
The application period is now closed. Applications were open from June 8th through June 19th 5 p.m. CST
Application Open: June 8, 2020 to June 19, 2020
Application Review: June 22, 2020
Lottery conducted June 23, 2020
Assess Application Qualifications/Verification: June 23, 2020 to September 1, 2020
Awards: June 29th through December 30th
All businesses receiving assistance will be required to complete a follow-up survey a later after the grant is awarded. Grant recipients must keep detailed records on reopening dates, receipts for expenditure of grant funds, and staff and payroll records.
To ensure all of Bexar County is covered in this application process, Bexar County has added additional partners for a successful deployment of the small business grants for each of the precincts. They are: