The City of San Antonio COVID-19 Recovery Grant Program is utilizing $24.7 million provided through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as CARES Act, to provide financial assistance in the form of grants to businesses and non-profits that have been impacted financially by COVID-19. This Recovery Grant Program is a part of the City’s Recovery and Resilience Plan, which is based on five guiding principles: 1) Public Health and Safety; 2) Equity; 3) Braided Funding; 4) Community Resilience and 5) Well-being.
The Recovery Grant Program is a collaborative partnership with LiftFund and local community business organizations such as San Antonio for Growth on the Eastside (SAGE), Westside Development Corporation (WDC), Southside First (SSF) and Centro that will be available to provide application assistance to eligible businesses.
Applications will be accepted from Monday, July 13, 2020 at 10:00 AM CST through Monday, July 27, 2020 at 5:00 PM CST. After this date, all completed applications will be reviewed by LiftFund for basic eligibility requirements.
The following type of businesses are not eligible for consideration: professional services, such as certified public accountant, architect, landscape architect, land surveyor, physician, optometrist, dentist, engineer, real estate appraiser, attorney, interior design, veterinarian; gambling/gaming businesses; national franchises; sexually-oriented businesses; payday & auto loan providers; liquor stores and businesses in which a City employee or officer has a financial interest, as defined in Sec. 2-53 of the City’s Ethics Code.
With equity being one of the five guiding principles of the City’s Recovery Plan, applications received will be prioritized on three attributes:
Created by the Office of Equity, the Equity Atlas highlights the demographics and disparities within the city. You can learn more about the tool here: https://www.sanantonio.gov/Equity/Initiatives/Atlas
The grant application will require verification of pertinent documentation. Any applicants that are unable to provide the required documents may continue to submit a grant application for review.
The documentation required for grant application submittal includes:
July 27th Webinar:
July 22nd recording:
If you are a seasonal business take your 2018 or 2019 revenue from tax return and divide that by 12 to get the average revenue. Then follow the same steps for the March-June Monthly Gross Revenue instructions above.