Small Business Grants
up to $50,000

Online Application Portal closed as of Friday, September 4, 2020, 11:59 p.m.

Applications are NOT processed on a first-come-first-serve basis.

What You Need To Know

The program will allocate funds across all of Houston’s communities, to eligible for-profit businesses, and local chambers of commerce.
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Program Eligibility


The goal is to be a resource that businesses economically impacted by COVID-19 may leverage to sustain their operations during and after the pandemic.
  • Must be a for profit business, whose principal place of business is within the city limits of Houston for at least one (1) year, prior to March 1, 2020.
  • Must provide evidence of how business revenue has significantly decreased because of government restrictions or other challenges due to COVID-19.
  • A business qualifies if it generated $2 million or less in gross annual revenue pre-COVID-19.
  • Must be in good standing regarding City requirements, e.g. property taxes, personal property, grounds for debarment, etc.
  • Must commit to completing the technical assistance component of this program provided via Program Administrator.
  • Local chambers of commerce operating within the city limits of Houston are eligible to apply.
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Application Time

Online Application Portal Closed:
Friday, September 4, 2020 11:59 p.m.

Applications must be submitted electronically through the online web portal.
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Informational Webinars

Informational Webinars for small business owners interested in learning more about the program will be held on the following dates and times.

Webinar 1:
Friday, August 21, 2020, 10:00 a.m Click here to View Recording
Webinar 2:
Tuesday, August 25, 2020, 11:00 a.m. Click here to View Recording
Webinar 3:
Thursday, August 27, 2020, 10:00 a.m. Click here to View Recording
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Grant Disbursements

The first half of funds will be disbursed after grant award. The second half will be disbursed upon the completion of the Recovery and Resiliency Technical Assistance component of the program.
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Qualifications

City of Houston Minority, Women, or Small Business Enterprise (MWSBE) Certification is not required for program eligibility.

Application Requirements

2019 Business Tax Return or FY 2019 Profit and Loss Statement

Businesses must have been in operation for at least one year, prior to March 1, 2020.

Profit and Loss Statement of Income and Expenses for 2nd Quarter 2020 (April – June)

Corporate Formation Documents (e.g., Articles of Incorporation, Business License, DBA Certificate, etc.)


Online Application Portal Closed:
Friday, September 4, 2020 11:59 p.m.

Applications must be submitted electronically
through the online web portal.

Request for Translation Assistance

Program Administered By

E-mail: info@cityofhouston-sberp.org