COVID-19 ECONOMIC SUPPORT PROGRAM FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE FOR SOME BUSINESSES FROM THE CITY

Councilmembers at this week’s regular session of the Huntsville City Council approved establishing an economic support program in connection with the COVID-19 public health emergency.

$375,000 is available from the Coronavirus Relief Fund. Director of Economic Development, Tammy Gann, explained the program to councilmembers and Mayor Brauninger . . . .

The grant will provide financial relief in amounts up to $10,000 to a business that meets the required criteria and has experienced economic loss as a result of COVID-19. Businesses must meet the eligibility requirements and submit appropriate documents to qualify.

Only completed applications will be evaluated. The review committee reserves the right to utilize additional criteria in order to make its funding recommendations.

The application period is currently open and will close on December 2, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. For more information including eligibility requirements, acceptable uses of funds, and submittal requirement or to apply for the City of Huntsville’s Small Business Resource Grant, visit HuntsvilleTX.gov/SmallBusinessGrant. Applications are preferred to be received online, but you may mail or deliver a physical copy to City Hall at 1212 Ave M. If you have questions, or need assistance with your application, contact Tammy Gann at TGann@HuntsvilleTX.gov or 936-294-5793.

 

In addition to the Small Business Resource Grant, the City of Huntsville has allocated an additional $25,000 to increase a current interlocal agreement with the Community Organization for Missionary Endeavor (C.O.M.E) Center to provide utility and rental assistance to City of Huntsville residents.

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