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Navasota offering second round of grants to small businesses affected by coronavirus

Small businesses can receive up to $1000 in funding.

NAVASOTA, Texas — Navasota is opening up a second round of their Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant . Applications will be accepted Monday, May 18, 2020 through Friday, May 22, 2020. 

The grant was created by the Navasota Economic Development Corporation, and offers a way to provide short-term, immediate financial aid to Navasota businesses who have been economically affected by COVID-19. 

Businesses can receive up to $1000 in funding. Selected sole proprietors and independent contractors may receive up to $500 in funding. To be eligible your business must be the following: be non-home based, located within Navasota city limits, employ no more than 24 employees, services and revenue have been affected by COVID-19, and the business must be planning to reopen.

The first round of funding was distributed on Friday May 15, 2020, and recipients iincluded hotels/motel/inns, salons/barbers, independent contractors, retail stores, restaurants, and others. Businesses that received funding during the first round will not be eligible for funding during the second round. 

Priority is based on need and a first-come first-serve basis. Non-profits are not eligible. For more information and to apply visit: https://www.shoplocalnavasota.com/resources/navasota-grant 

Questions may be directed to: EDCgrants@navasotatx.gov

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