Navasota Small Business Covid-19 Relief Grant

Second Round Now CLOSED

Second round of applications opened Monday, May 18, 2020 at 8 AM and closed Friday, May 22, 2020 at 5 PM.

Purpose & Description

In response to COVID-19, the Navasota Economic Development Corporation approved a Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant (application available here). This program is designed to assist small Navasota businesses and provide short-term, immediate financial aid. It is not intended to be a sole source, and businesses are encouraged to seek additional sources of funding in addition to this grant.

The Navasota Economic Development Corporation designated $100,000 for a Navasota Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant program with a maximum award total of up to $1,000 per business and up to $500 for sole proprietors and independent contractors (such as hair stylists, barbers, etc.).

Requirements

Eligible Businesses:

  • Non-home-based businesses

  • Located in Navasota city limits

  • 24 employees or fewer

  • Services and revenue have been affected by COVID-19

  • Businesses that plan to reopen

  • Non-profits are not eligible

  • Priority based on need and on a first-come first-serve basis

Higher priority will be given for:

  • Sales tax revenue generating businesses

  • Businesses who are temporarily closed

Review Process

The review committee consists of the Chamber Executive Director, one Navasota Economic Development Corporation Board member, the Navasota Economic Development Specialist, and an unaffiliated citizen of Navasota.

The review committee will review all applications to ensure eligibility and completeness. Applicants will receive notification of their application status within 7-8 business days of receipt.

Application Process

Applications will be accepted beginning Monday, May 18, 2020 at 8 AM CST until Friday, May 22, 2020 at 5 PM CST.

Applications may be submitted electronically and any questions can be addressed to EDCgrants@navasotatx.gov or to Economic Development Specialist, Rayna Willenbrink at (936) 825-6475

*Note: Fewer than 25 chosen as the definition of “very small firms” from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “The Characteristics of Small-Business Employees,” Brian Headd (2000)