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COVID-19 Small Business Grants

The Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program administered by the Community Foundation of Abilene will provide pandemic-relief grant funding to small businesses impacted by COVID-19 that operate in Abilene, Texas. These funds do not need to be paid back.

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. You can review the Program Guidelines by clicking here.

The CFA will work 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/

The first step in the process is to complete the eligibility assessment available below from Wednesday, March 31 through April 22, 2021 at 5 p.m. Based on the information submitted in the eligibility assessment, you will either receive an emailed link to the application or an email notifying you of other resources.

If you have questions about this program, please contact our Grants Associate, Kassidy Nygaard at 325-676-3883 or email knygaard@cfabilene.org.

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