ARP Act Funding

    Emergency Microbusiness Assistance Program

    George L. Allen, Sr. Courts Building - 600 Commerce Street, Suite 750, Dallas, TX 75202


    Dallas County 2022 Emergency Microbusiness Assistance Program
    Funded by American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) State & Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF)

    Background:

    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 small and microbusinesses 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 microbusinesses that have been adversely affected by the current pandemic.  

    Help re-start microbusinesses that have closed during the pandemic and support those who have experienced economic downfall during the pandemic.

    Assistance will be provided with the expectation that the business remains in operation and/or help re-start a business that has been closed due to the pandemic.

    EMPHASIS/TARGET POPULATION: 

    Microbusinesses with no more than 5 employees, including small businesses that have closed due to covid financial burden & minority owned businesses.

    Eligibility:

    • Be officially registered with the State, physically located, and operating within Dallas County (excluding the City of Dallas);
    • Be current in the payment of all Dallas County and local taxes
    • Gross Annual Revenue under the median Dallas County household income of $61,870 (as reported for 2019 or 2020)
    • Have not received prior Dallas County EBAP assistance
    • Have been in existence for 60 days before application
    • Have had no more than 5 employees.
    • Have experienced a loss of at least 10% because of the pandemic. (or can show covid related expenditures for business start or continued operation.
    • Have closed during the pandemic due to Covid-19 and income related loss.
    • Tax-exempt businesses and age-restricted businesses are not eligible under this program.

    Maximum Grant Amount: 

    $5,000.00

     

     

    Application

     

     

    General Framework

    For more detailed information, please review the program’s general framework - found here.

     

     

    Contact Us

    For more information on the application process, eligibility and general framework.

    Email: EBAP@dallascounty.org
    Phone: (214) 875-2187