The City of San Antonio and the Houston Street TIRZ are supporting $14.25 million to fund small business grants for the Hospitality Industry, with an emphasis on food & beverage small businesses. The City of San Antonio Hospitality Grant application period is open from Monday March 15th at 10 a.m. central time to Monday April 5th at 11:00 p.m. central time.
City Council approved the funding in February 2021 with a launch date of March 15, 2021 and awards issued during June 2021. Below is information about the program and application process.
All completed applications will be reviewed for eligibility and prioritize based on City of San Antonio priority areas.
The following type of businesses are not eligible for consideration: state or national franchises; sexually-oriented businesses; 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.
The City’s priorities include examination of a business based on the following:
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.
Speak with a representative during our Open Office Hours.
Please check your tax return and see if your NAICS, or “business activity code”, is included in the list of eligible NAICS codes.
See NAICS Code list here
Yes, the business must be within the City limits to be eligible. This tool can help you determine if your business is location within San Antonio City Limits: https://www.sanantonio.gov/council/find-my-council-member
Please select one of the following options to calculate 25% business gross revenue loss due to COVID 19 Pandemic:
Yes, we will calculate the number of full time equivalent (FTE) employees, including 1099 workers.
Based on gross revenue on your 2019 tax return.
No, you can only apply for one business for this program.
The annual revenue amount will only be reviewed for the location listed on the application and not the total of all businesses owned by the applicant.
Yes if it meets all other criteria.
No, only local, independent hotels.
Yes, STRs that can provide proof of a formed entity, proof of valid, active City permit and proof of current, paid hotel occupancy taxes are eligible to apply.
Yes, businesses are eligible to apply and the amount of previously received funding will be factored into calculation of grant score.
No, the business must have been registered with the county or state and operating on or before February 1, 2020.
No, City employees are not eligible for a grant award.
Yes, for financial assistance, please visit www.liftfund.com/covid-19-loan. You can also attend one of our free upcoming seminars www.liftfund.com/events.
You can call 800-494-4973 or sign up for a one-on-one consultation here.