- Business must be physically located and operating within
Tarrant County (excluding the City of Fort Worth).
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,
- Business must have been active since January
- 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)
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Owners of multiple business are only
eligible to make grant application for ONE business location.
Application will include disclosure of owner(s).
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
- 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
- Applicant will receive an email indicating grant
approval or denial, and if approved, the dollar amount of the
- 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
- 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
The Grant Application submittal
deadline has been extended to July 6, 2020 at 6 p.m.