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Brazos Valley COVID-19 Community Relief Fund Phase II Round I Award Recipients Announced

Anyone can donate to the Brazos Valley COVID-19 Community Relief Fund by texting BVCOVID19 to 41444 or by donating online at uwbv.org/covid19.
Credit: Brazos Valley United Way

BRYAN, Texas — Phase II Round I Funding recipients

The Brazos Valley COVID-19 Community Relief Fund has announced the grant recipients for Phase II Round I of funding. During this round of funding, the Brazos Valley COVID-19 Community Relief Fund is granting $161,280 to two nonprofits for programs to help Brazos Valley residents and 14 small businesses to assist with payroll or rent.

The review committee will continue to review applications from Phases I and II. More information about upcoming grant cycles and or funding periods will be posted on uwbv.org/covid19 on Apr. 25. Grant recipients are being contacted via email with further instructions on claiming their grant funds.

Phase II Round I nonprofit grant recipients of the Brazos Valley COVID-19 Community Relief Fund include:

  • Family Promise of Bryan-College Station
  • Twin City Mission

Phase II Round I small business grant recipients of the Brazos Valley COVID-19 Community Relief Fund include:

  • All the King’s Men
  • BCS Air Solutions, LLC
  • Bella Capelli
  • Brazos Natural Foods
  • Bryan Fat Burger
  • Caring Transitions
  • Evolve Impact Group, LLC
  • Frittella Italian Café
  • Health for All, Inc.
  • Hull’s Texas Legends Steakhouse
  • Pickups Plus
  • Southwest Homes
  • The Strand Hair Shoppe
  • University Tire & Service

As of April 17, the Brazos Valley COVID-19 Community Relief Fund has granted a total of $539,980 to 10 nonprofits and 45 small businesses impacted by COVID-19 response and containment efforts. Of the funds awarded thus far, $211,350 are from the City of Bryan’s match.

Anyone can donate to the Brazos Valley COVID-19 Community Relief Fund by texting BVCOVID19 to 41444 or by donating online at uwbv.org/covid19.

Phase I Round II Funding recipients 

The Brazos Valley COVID-19 Community Relief Fund has announced their second round of grant recipients. During this second round of funding, they are granting $222,400 to four nonprofits for programs to help Brazos Valley residents and 17 small businesses to assist with payroll or rent.

Phase I Round II nonprofit grant recipients of the Brazos Valley COVID-19 Community Relief Fund include:

  • Boys & Girls Club of the Brazos Valley 
  • Bridge Ministry of Burton Texas 
  • Faith Mission and Help Center, Inc. 
  • St. Vincent de Paul Society of Bryan-College Station 

Phase I Round II small business grant recipients of the Brazos Valley COVID-19 Community Relief Fund include:

  • 4.0 Cuts Barber Salon 
  • 7F Lodge and Events  
  • Adult & Teen Challenge  
  • And Sew On 
  • Awards & More  
  • Bird’s Nest Gifts & Antiques 
  • Briarcrest Cleaners 
  • Carney’s Pub 
  • Downtown Uncorked 
  • Global Event Group 
  • Hallmark Cleaners 
  • Kolache Rolf’s Bakery 
  • Longhorn Tavern Steakhouse 
  • Mallet Brothers 
  • Screened Images
  • Sweet Paris Creperie & Café 
  • Witt’s End 

As of Apr. 10, the Brazos Valley COVID-19 Community Relief Fund has granted a total of $432,700 to eight nonprofits and 31 small businesses impacted by COVID-19.

ORIGINAL PHASE I INITIAL FUNDING ARTICLE:

The Brazos Valley COVID-19 Community Relief Fund has started announcing grant recipients for Phase I of funding. During this initial funding cycle, the Brazos Valley COVID-19 Community Relief Fund is granting $210,300 to four nonprofits for programs to help Brazos Valley residents and 14 small businesses to assist with payroll or rent.

The review committee will continue to review applications from Phase I and will make further grant award announcements late next week. Grant recipients are being contacted via email with further instructions on claiming their grant funds.

Phase I nonprofit grant recipients of the Brazos Valley COVID-19 Community Relief Fund include:

  • Brazos Valley Food Bank
  • Catholic Charities of Central Texas
  • REACH Project
  • The Salvation Army of Bryan/College Station

Phase I small business grant recipients of the Brazos Valley COVID-19 Community Relief Fund include:

  • Aggieland Autism Center, LLC
  • Ashley & Co.
  • Brazos Valley Rehabilitation Center
  • Museum of the American G.I.
  • Nam Café
  • Painting with a Twist BCS
  • Pride Cleaners
  • Revival Barbershop, LLC
  • Salata
  • Shipwreck Grill
  • Smitty K’s
  • The Prenatal Clinic
  • Urban Table
  • Village Café

Funding applications for Phase II for this program will be posted at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, Apr. 6, and will close on Thursday, Apr. 9 at 12 noon. Application periods and reviews will continue until all funds have been dispersed. Applications for Phase II of the Brazos Valley COVID-19 Community Relief Fund will be posted online at uwbv.org/covid19.

This grant funding is designed to help existing nonprofit organizations and small businesses, therefore individuals are not eligible to receive monies from this fund. Those who have been laid-off or furloughed due to COVID-19 are encouraged to ask their employer to apply for a grant. Individuals can also contact 2-1-1 Texas, by dialing 2-1-1, to receive referrals to nonprofit organizations receiving a grant from the Brazos Valley COVID-19 Community Relief Fund.

Community nonprofits have partnered with local governments and businesses to launch a relief fund for Brazos Valley residents and businesses that face economic uncertainty as the region continues to follow CDC, state and city guidelines designed to contain the spread of COVID-19.

The Brazos Valley COVID-19 Community Relief Fund has raised over $368,000 through local businesses and philanthropic donors. The City of Bryan will match these funds 1:1 up to $500,000 for organizations operating in Bryan city limits.

The goal is to provide funds for measures such as food, rent and utility relief for residents along with small business relief as the community follows social distancing and isolation measures to curb the spread of the illness within the community. Small businesses will be able to apply for payroll assistance programs with these funds to help keep workers employed.

Anyone can donate to the Brazos Valley COVID-19 Community Relief fund by texting BVCOVID19 to 41444 or by donating online at uwbv.org/covid19.

For more information, visit uwbv.org/covid19.

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