Grants & Loan Programs

We are actively searching for different grant/loan programs available for small business owners and this page will be updated as new relief programs are announced.

  • Next round of applications opens January 26th at 11:59PM ET.

  • Eligible businesses include small businesses located in rural communities with a population of 50,000 or less

  • Application and more information available here

  • Provides emergency funding to those employed by or own restaurants or bars that have faced unforeseen expenses that cannot or will not be covered by insurance.

  • Application requirements include:

    • Completed statement of need, personal information worksheet, employment history, worker stability survey, copies of paychecks, lease or mortgage statement, and/or utility bills

    • For more information and to apply, click here

Providing cash assistance to restaurant workers, car service drivers, delivery workers, personal service workers, and more who have faced unprecedented economic hardship from the coronavirus crisis.

Provides 0% interest loans of up to $15,000 to qualifying businesses.

"To support independent restaurants, the TX Restaurant Relief Fund will distribute grants of up to $5,000 PER UNIT to immediately support their financial needs. These funds are earmarked specifically for use to keep their doors open and their workers employed."

  • Grant Amount: $5,000

  • They are currently halting the acceptance of new applications. Keep checking their website for more information.

  • The mission is to provide immediate financial relief to Texas' independent restauranteurs with funds to save employee jobs

  • Click here for more information and to apply

"The Texas Small Business Emergency Micro-grant Source was developed to provide emergency funding assistance for Texas small business owners in order to help them continue to function when unexpected financial challenges threaten their daily operations."

  • Micro-grants range from $100 to $1,000

  • For businesses that have been open for at least 2 years & is currently open;

  • Registered with the State of Texas;

  • Has not previously received a micro-grant from TSBEMS;

  • And has suffered some type of damage or loss beyond owners control.

  • Click here for more information and to apply

Shuttered Venue Operator Grant

  • Apply through the SBA

  • Eligible applicants may qualify for grants equal to 45% of their gross earned revenue

  • Eligible entities include:

    • Live venue operators or promoters, theatrical producers, live performing arts organization operators, relevant museum operators, motion picture theatre operators, talent representatives, etc.

  • For more information, visit the SBA