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    Information and Requirements

    • Business must be physically located and operating within Tarrant County (excluding the City of Fort Worth).
    • Business must provide the name of city in which they are located and a street address (no P.O. Box) for the business location, and if different, a mailing address for the business.
    • Business must be a for-profit sole proprietorship, organization, association, corporation, partnership, joint venture, limited partnership, limited liability partnership or limited liability company with 25 or fewer Full Time Equivalent (FTE) employees as of March 1, 2020. 
    • Business must have been active since January 1, 2020.
    • Business must have been closed or partially closed because of the COVID-19 public health emergency and in need of reimbursement for business interruption and/or incurred costs caused by COVID-19 closures.
    • Business is NOT listed on the Federal debarment list per the System for Award Management (SAM) website.
    • Business shall not have delinquent 2018 or prior year property taxes, tax liens or judgments.
    • The Grant funding determination will be based on the following:
      • Grant funding eligibility and grant reimbursement amount will be determined based on the financial and other information provided in this application, along with the required documentation.
      • To establish grant eligibility, business must show a reduction in Net Profit or an increased Loss when April and May 2020 is compared to January through March 2020 Net Profit/Loss.
      • The amount eligible for reimbursement by the Grant is the total actual costs for April and May 2020 plus the calculated average owner’s compensation or partnership draw incurred but not paid.
      • The dollar amount of individual grants will be determined by the information provided, the number of eligible grant applications received and the funding pool available, with no individual grant being more than $10,000.
    • Owners of multiple business are only eligible to make grant application for ONE business location. Application will include disclosure of owner(s).
    • Twenty percent (20%) of the allocated grant funds will be allocated for businesses with 51% Minority, Woman, or Veteran ownership.
    • Grant proceeds may be for expenses incurred after March 1, 2020 through May 31, 2020. Grant funds received are not for the same costs covered by 1) other federal grants or loans business has received (i.e. PPP, SBA EIDL, or other federal program funds), 2) other local grants, or 3) business interruption insurance payments.
    • Completed applications and required documentation will be reviewed by the Tarrant County Auditor’s Office based on Tarrant County Commissioners Court approved Small Business Assistance Grant Program Guidelines.
    • The approved grant amounts will be determined based on the total eligible applications funding requested and the amount of program funding available. The amount of any individual grant is limited to a maximum of $10,000.
    • Applicant will receive an email indicating grant approval or denial, and if approved, the dollar amount of the grant.
    • Checks for grant awards will be issued to qualifying grant recipients through Tarrant County Accounts Payable. Checks will be issued to the business and mailed to the address listed in the provided Form W-9.  A report of the business grant recipients and the amount of grants funded will be sent to and filed with the Commissioners Court.
    • All required documentation must be uploaded and submitted with the application in order to be complete.  Applications missing required documentation will be determined incomplete and ineligible for funding.
    • Businesses are encouraged to utilize the online Tarrant County SBDC Business Assistance training video for information on best practices in use of grant funds; the SBDC can also provide assistance with information on the required documentation for the application. Application Assistance Centers are available in various cities and other locations around the County for application transmittal assistance (see Grant website for locations).

    Tarrant County is a governmental body subject to the Texas Public Information Act. Information submitted to Tarrant County in the application may be subject to the Act and, therefore, subject to public release.

    The Grant Application submittal deadline has been extended to July 6, 2020 at 6 p.m.


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