ARP Act Funding

    Emergency Business Assistance Program

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

    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.  

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

    Eligibility  Criteria:

    • Be officially registered with the State, physically located, and operating within Dallas County (excluding the City of Dallas);
    • Been in existence March 1, 2020;
    • Be current in the payment of all Dallas County and local taxes;
    • Have had no more than 100 employees as of March 1, 2020;
    • Have annual gross income of less than $1 million; and
    • Have experienced a loss of at least 25% in income since March 1, 2020 because of the pandemic.
    • Have closed during the pandemic due to Covid-19 and income related loss.

    Maximum grant amount: $15,000




    Applications will be accepted online starting November 1st, 2021.



    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.

    Phone: (214) 875-2187