Leander awards $10,000 of COVID-19 business grants May 21

Three Leander businesses were awarded a total of $10,000 in city business grants May 21. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Three Leander businesses were awarded a total of $10,000 in city business grants May 21. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Three Leander businesses were awarded a total of $10,000 in city business grants May 21. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Three businesses were awarded a total of $10,000 in city business grants May 21.

Leander City Council approved the grants May 22. The program application period ends May 31, and $58,000 remains for more grants.



The first approval round awarded $60,000 to 16 businesses. The second round awarded $80,000 to 23 businesses.

These are the businesses approved May 21 and the amount they will receive, according to a May 21 release:




  • Abacus School at Crystal Falls: $5,000

  • Humble Pint Brewing: $2,500

  • Leander Orthodontics: $2,500



Approved businesses receive either $2,500 or $5,000, depending on their number of full-time workers. The $208,000 program aids businesses with payments for payroll, leases, mortgages, utilities, and critical business equipment or supplies.

All businesses needed to prove eligibility and to show how they were negatively affected by the coronavirus. Recipients must sign an economic development agreement, which includes measures to audit and review grant-related expenses, according to the release.

By Taylor Girtman
After interning with Community Impact Newspaper in 2019, Taylor Girtman became a reporter for the Cedar Park and Leander edition in Feb. 2020. She covers Cedar Park and Leander city councils.


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