COVID-19 Small Business Grant Program information can be found by clicking here.
Applications for a second round of funding are open June 7-June 30, 2021. Interested businesses must read all eligibility requirements below -- prior to applying -- to determine if you qualify. Once you've read all requirements, click the APPLY HERE button in the Step 3 section below.
It's important to read all requirements to make sure you are eligible before proceeding. We have listed some of the main requirements below for your quick review. You can find the complete list of all requirements in this Program Guidelines document.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Before moving on to Step 2, see the full list of eligibility requirements and eligible expenses in the Program Guidelines here.
If your business meets all eligibility requirements above (make sure you review the full Program Guidelines document), then you are ready for Step 2:
Review this list of required documents. You must be able to provide all of these documents during the application process. One you have confirmed you meet all requirements and can provide the appropriate documents, proceed to Step 3.
Does your business meet all eligibility requirements and can provide all required documents? Then you are ready to apply!
Applications are open through June 30. The button below will take you to an application portal. If you need help using the application portal, review this applicant tutorial here.
If you have questions about the program, contact Grants Associate Kassidy Nygaard at 325-676-3883 or email email@example.com.
HELP WITH THE APPLICATION PROCESS:
The CFA is working closely with the Abilene Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to assist small businesses with the application process. Business owners that need assistance with the support documentation required for this application can get no-cost guidance through our local SBDC. Please call their office at 325-670-0300 to register for their free services. https://www.abilenesbdc.org/
WHERE THE FUNDING COMES FROM:
The program is funded through a grant to the City of Abilene from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Coronavirus Aid, Relief Economic Security Act (CARES Act). In response to the economic hardships experienced by small businesses resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Community Foundation of Abilene will administer funds to retain jobs and stabilize local businesses. Grant funds may be used for overhead expenses, rent, utilities, and necessary equipment to continue business operations, among others.
The program is subject to the availability of funds, compliance with program guidelines and submission of the required application and supporting documentation.