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Applications for Pandemic Relief Grant up to $50K for Small Business Owners in Houston

Mayor of Houston Sylvester Turner on Monday just recently announced that a new economic relief program for small business owners known as SBERP (Small Business Economic Relief Program). This is a $15 million program funded with the city's allocated CARES act funds to help and provide immediate or short-term assistance to small businesses and chambers of commerce that have been affected by the pandemic crisis.

Who is Eligible?

  • Must be a business whose principal place of business is located within the city limits of Houston

  • Must have been in business for at least one year as of March 1, 2020

  • Must provide evidence of how business revenue has significantly decreased because of government restrictions or other challenges due to COVID-19

  • A business qualifies if it generated $2 million or less in gross annual revenue pre-COVID-19

  • Must be in good standing regarding City requirements (e.g. property taxes, personal property, grounds for debarment, etc)

  • Must commit to completing the Recovery and Resiliency component of this program provided via HBDi

How to Apply?

You must complete the digital form on the city of Houston's Small Business Economic Relief Program website.

If you need help on how to apply or have any questions about the SBERP, please call us at (832) 295-3353. You may also set up an appointment with us at

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