Second Williamson County small-business grant program reduces threshold for qualifying establishments

A second Williamson County small-business grant program reduces the threshold for qualifying establishments. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
A second Williamson County small-business grant program reduces the threshold for qualifying establishments. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

A second Williamson County small-business grant program reduces the threshold for qualifying establishments. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Through its Wilco Forward program, Williamson County reduced the threshold to apply for the second round of small-business grants aimed at food, drink and lodging industries.

The program offers financial assistance to food services such as restaurants, food trucks and caterers, bars, and hotels/motels that were financially impacted due to closures and occupancy restrictions due to COVID-19. In Wilco Forward Phase 2, a business can receive up to $500 per employee with a maximum amount of $10,000 if eligible. Previously, proprietors had to prove a 25% loss in average monthly gross revenue in 2020 from 2019. Now, businesses only have to prove a 10% average monthly gross revenue loss.


The Williamson County Commissioners Court approved the change during its March 30 meeting. It approved allocating $10 million to the program in March.

Interested businesses can sign up here.
The deadline to apply is April 16.
By Ali Linan
Ali Linan began covering Georgetown for Community Impact Newspaper in 2018. Her reporting focuses on education and Williamson County. Ali hails from El Paso and graduated from Syracuse University in 2017.


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