House Representative

White, James

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 04/03/2020

Texas Back in Business Application Processing Underway

(Austin, TX) - Texas Back in Business has begun processing applications received from small businesses that applied for available federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for economic revitalization activities following Hurricane Harvey.

The Texas Back in Business program is a $100 million-dollar CDBG-DR funded program authorized by HUD for economic revitalization activities targeting small businesses recovering from Hurricane Harvey.

The Texas Back in Business program took applications from small businesses across the Hurricane Harvey-impacted 49-county area from December 2, 2019, to March 2, 2020, and conducted a blind randomization of the applications, which maximizes equal opportunity for awarding. Texas small businesses were able to submit applications for $50,000 to $250,000 in grant funds based on federal eligibility requirements.

The program will contact applicants in the order established by the randomization process that provided all applicants an equal opportunity to be considered for funds. The program will continue contacting applicants to help each qualify until available funds are expended.

"We are in need of these funds and I urge the General Land Office to work diligently in ensuring that the funds are approved and distributed in a timely manner to our small businesses," stated State Representative James White.

For more information please contact the Texas Back in Business Program directly at 844-773-5669 or email info@texasbackinbusiness.com.

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