Dallas County, TX - Due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, Dallas County small businesses are facing a significant financial crisis. It has been estimated that only about one-half of America’s small businesses were able to apply for federal assistance before that first round of funding was committed,

and that 80% of them still do not know if their application was approved. With 53% of the nation’s jobs coming from businesses with less than 100 employees, and with many of these jobs being disproportionately held by low/moderate income people with already limited resources, much of the local economy is at great risk. The program is designed to rapidly provide financial assistance to “traditional” small businesses that have been adversely affected by the current pandemic.

EMPHASIS/TARGET POPULATION: Small businesses with no more than 100 employees, including small businesses that have closed due to COVID financial burden & minority owned businesses. Maximum Grant Amount: $15,000.

Program details can be found here: ARP Act Funding (dallascounty.org). For more information on the application process, eligibility and general framework call 214.875.2187 or email