The City of Belton has announced a second round of Coronavirus Small Business Relief Grants.

The goal of these grants is to help local small businesses that have been hit hard by the negative economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The first phase of grants offered up to $2,000 to qualifying businesses back in September, and awarded funds to several Belton businesses in mid-October.

The total amount of funding available in Phase 2 is $240,000, and funds will be granted to up to 48 businesses. The maximum grant amount is being raised to $5,000.

"If less than 48 eligible grants are submitted, we can evenly distribute the available funds," City Manager Sam A. Listi said Wednesday. "If more than 48 eligible grants are submitted, [the Central Texas Council of Governments] will use identified criteria to rank eligible applications."

The deadline to apply for Phase 2 funds is Friday, November 13 by 5 PM. If your business received grant funds in Phase 1, you may apply again. The same goes for businesses that applied but did not receive funds the first time.

The City's deadline to distribute these business grants is December 15.

There are certain criteria a business must meet in order to be considered for a grant, so be sure to review these before you apply. If you have any questions, you can email Anna Barge with the Central Texas Council of Governments at anna.barge@ctcog.org.

Grant Assistance Criteria

  • Locally owned, independent business
  • 50 or less full time employees as of March 1, 2020
  • Business located in Belton City Limits
  • Business with revenue decline due to COVID-19 March - December 2020
  • $5,000 grant available to qualifying businesses (an estimated 48 grants in Phase 2)
  • If not funded in Phase 1, can apply in Phase 2
  • If funded in Phase 1, can apply again in Phase 2

Ineligible Businesses

  • Non-Profits
  • Lobbying Organizations
  • Gambling Organizations
  • Sexually Oriented Businesses
  • Political Organizations
  • Home-Based Businesses

Click or tap the button below to download a PDF copy of the Phase 2 application. Once you've filled it out, email it to BeltonCRFgrant@ctcog.org or drop it off at Belton's City Hall, 333 Water Street, addressed to Judy Garrett.

Small businesses are a huge part of a town's identity, character, and unique culture, and we want you to be around for generations. If you could use some help right now, please don't hesitate to apply for this grant. Belton needs you.

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