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Stronger Together through Resource-Sharing: Weekly Message from Maggie Campbell, President and CEO of DAMC

If your small business has been adversely affected by the COVID-19 public health emergency, this week Tarrant County announced a second round to its successful Small Business Assistance Grant program. If your business meets the qualifications, I strongly encourage you to apply right away. 

The Tarrant County Small Business Assistance Grant is aimed at assisting small businesses with the costs of business interruption caused by required closures. The grant, which is funded through a Tarrant County Commissioners Court allocation of $30 million in CARES Act funding, is designed to support very small businesses outside the City of Fort Worth. Nearly $17.6 million was distributed following the first round of applications earlier this summer, and now a second round is being offered to businesses/owners who have not previously received this grant. 

Click here for more information and to apply.

The dollar amount of individual grants – which can be up to $10,000 -- will be determined by the financial information provided, the number of eligible grant applications received, and the funding pool available.

The deadline for Round Two applications to the Small Business Assistance Grant program is November 10, 2020 at 6 p.m. For this second round of funding, independently owned and operated (non-franchisor owned) franchise businesses can apply as well as Round One-eligible business categories. 

Tap into Arlington on Zoom   

Following our October event with Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist and serial foodie Bud Kennedy, Downtown Arlington is pleased to welcome National Medal of Honor Museum COO Jim Connor as our next guest on Arlington on Zoom. Joining Jim will be NMHM Director of Strategic Initiatives and Community Relations Amber Zuckerman. The live-stream event will take place on Tuesday, November 10.

The city has been abuzz about the National Medal of Honor Museum, our soon-to-be neighbor, ever since October 2019. Arlington, Texas was chosen as the Museum's future home at the conclusion of a 5-year nationwide search that included Denver, New York City, San Diego, and Washington, D.C. The Museum is projected to open in 2024. 

Arlington on Zoom will begin at 6:30pm for 30 minutes of networking with the program starting at 7:00 p.m. Find the Zoom details here. If Zoom isn't your style, you can also catch the program live-streamed on Downtown Arlington TX Facebook Live starting at 7:00 p.m. 

Arlington on Zoom takes place on the second Tuesday of the month, although we’ll be taking a break in December. Then we’ll resume in January 2021. 

Before you tune in, don’t forget to check Downtown Delivers for Zoom-watching flavors courtesy of your favorite Downtown Arlington restaurants.

Mix and Mingle at The Blender      

Through an established funding mechanism and a contract with the City of Arlington, Downtown property owners who make up our Business Improvement District (BID) support the many resources and services we enjoy in Downtown, including economic development, marketing, programming, security, and beautification projects.

There is so much more we can accomplish together! Starting this fall, we’re pleased to launch another way our BID stakeholders can connect with Downtown Arlington resources, services and each other. On November 2 from 3:00pm-4:00pm, we’ll be hosting our first virtual BID Stakeholder event, The Blender. Held quarterly, The Blender is designed as an informal gathering for mutual idea- and information-sharing along with updates from our team about the 2021 work plan, project updates, and a review of stakeholder benefits.

Contact Katie Gosa, BID Services and Communications Manager, to RSVP and receive the zoom call information.