SAN ANTONIO – Small enterprise are struggling because the coronavirus pandemic continues to comb throughout the state and the nation. However a brand new grant might assist greater than 50 companies in Bexar County keep afloat.
“We actually, actually need to attain as most of the small companies as we are able to and actually present them these funds to get them by way of this time,” stated Leslie Rangel, packages director of Maestro Entrepreneur Middle.
The Maestro Entrepreneur Middle is at the moment accepting purposes for the “Constructing Resilient Small Companies Grant, which may present companies in Bexar County as much as $15,000.
The Bexar County Robust Initiative is funding the almost $1 million grant.
Rangel stated the grant will assist 56 companies preserve their doorways open amid the pandemic. To this point, the grant has already acquired 88 purposes.
To qualify, companies should have been shaped earlier than August 1, 2019. They need to additionally present a ten% loss in income and have had two to 10 full-time workers throughout the first quarter of this yr.
Royal Blue Grocery is among the companies impacted by the pandemic within the downtown space.
The enterprise opened final yr and proprietor Jessica Provost stated they have been seeing progress; at the least, till they have been hit with COVID-19.
Provost not too long ago utilized for the grant that’s serving to struggling companies.
“We’d pay our lease and preserve paying our workers and attempt to preserve our retailer up. It’s numerous upkeep that goes into any enterprise,” stated Provost.
The deadline for companies to use for the grant is quick approaching. Purposes will shut as quickly as Nov. 4.
To be taught extra, or to use for the grant, click here.
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