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Tarrant County Announces Small Business Workforce Recovery Grant Program

Tarrant County announced a new Small Business Workforce Recovery Grant Program to provide financial assistance to Tarrant County for-profit and non-profit small businesses with workforce recovery, retention, recruitment, training, and development efforts.

Funding for the $25 million grant program comes comes from federal funds received under ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act).

To be eligible, impacted small businesses in Tarrant County must have had 50 or fewer employees during the first quarter of 2020. Businesses can apply for grant amounts up to $27,500 based on eligibility requirements and number of employees. Many businesses in Downtown Arlington meet this qualification.

Business Grant Eligibility

  • Must qualify as an Impacted Industry as defined by the U.S. Treasury and adopted by the Tarrant County Commissioners Court.
  • Must be physically located and operating in Tarrant County since January 1, 2020.
  • Must have had 50 or fewer employees as reported on 1st Quarter 2020 Form 941.
  • Owners of multiple businesses are only eligible to apply for one business. All owners must be disclosed within the application.
  • Grant amounts are up to $27,500 for qualifying non-profit and for-profit businesses.
  • Deadline to apply is August 31, 2022 at 5 p.m. or until funds are depleted.

Small Business Workforce Assistance: Application Portal Opens July 11 at Noon

The Small Business Workforce Recovery Grant application process is simple and entirely online. All documentation must be included for the application to be considered eligible for review.

Businesses may apply for the Small Business Workforce Recovery Grant starting July 11 at noon. Information on the grant program is available at Instructions in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese are available on the website. 


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