Tarrant County has been working to develop a Small Business Workforce Recovery Grant Program which will distribute $25 million of the federal funds received under ARPA to provide financial assistance to Tarrant County for-profit and non-profit small businesses with workforce recovery, retention, recruitment, training, and development efforts. To be eligible, Impacted small businesses must have had 50 or fewer employees during the First Quarter of 2020 and can apply for grant amounts up to $27,500 based on eligibility requirements and number of employees. Detailed information on the grant program is now available at www.tarrantcounty.com/recovery. Tarrant County worked with a consultant, IEM to develop the online application, which will open on July 11th at noon and close on August 31st at 5 pm – or sooner if funds are depleted. Funding is limited and applications will be processed in the order they are received.
We are encouraging businesses to take this time to read the information, requirements and guidelines for the grant and to assemble, prepare and scan their documentation for upload with their application as soon as the portal opens. The application will be solely online and all documentation must be included for the application to be considered eligible for review.