On Monday, July 13, the $30 million Small Business Recovery Fund will begin taking applications from small business owners who are having trouble staying afloat and keeping their employees on the payroll.

The Fund will provide grants of up to $25,000 for the most vulnerable Harris County small and micro businesses that have been impacted by the pandemic. The grants will help cover necessary expenses such as rent or mortgage payments, payroll costs, and other operating expenses.

Applications will be accepted beginning July 13 at 8 a.m. through 3:30 p.m. on July 24, either online at or at by phone at 713-845-2476. The website also contains complete instructions and eligibility requirements.

The following documents will be needed to complete your application:

  • Business tax return for 2018 or 2019
  • Three months income and expenses
  • Articles of incorporation, business license, or DBA certificate
  • W-2 statement, pay stubs, or personal tax return

This program is not a first come, first serve basis. Applications will be accepted at random after July 24, 2020.