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COVID-19 Small Business Grants

The Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program provides grant funding to small businesses in Abilene, Texas impacted by COVID-19.

Applications are now closed. If you applied before the deadline and need to access the applicant portal, click the button below. Grantees will be notified of awards by July 30.

See Program Guidelines here.

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SUPPORT & PARTNERS

HELP WITH THE POST-APPLICATION PROCESS:

For general questions about the program, contact Grants Coordinator Kassidy Nygaard at knygaard@cfabilene.org or 325-676-3883.

The CFA has worked 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.