Deadline for small business Harvey relief funds approaching

The grants range from $50,000 up to $250,000 to qualified small businesses

CUERO, Texas – The deadline for Texas Back in Business relief funds for business affected by Hurricane Harvey is approaching.

Businesses have until Monday, March 2 to apply for funds to help save jobs, stabilization and growth and to help businesses better meet community needs.

“This money is out there, it’s going to be a lottery program so what’s the harm in just throwing your name in a hat, you know, and we’ll have an interview after that process,” said Shannon Longoria, Community Outreach Coordinator for the Texas General Land Office.

“This was something the General Land Office had never done before and the governor gave the recovery funds and the federal funds to General Land Office to work with,” said State House Representative Geanie Morrison. “It was very difficult, there are a lot of different regulations between state and federal.”

The grants range from $50,000 up to $250,000 to qualified small businesses damaged by Hurricane Harvey. The program is funded by Congress under the Department of Housing and Urban Development. For more information go here.