Pflugerville to launch second round of PfCares small business grant program in May

Pflugerville City Council on April 26
Pflugerville City Council selected BCL of Texas to distribute the second round of PfCares funds at an April 26 meeting. (Carson Ganong/Community Impact Newspaper)

Pflugerville City Council selected BCL of Texas to distribute the second round of PfCares funds at an April 26 meeting. (Carson Ganong/Community Impact Newspaper)

Pflugerville will distribute $920,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds to small businesses impacted by COVID-19 in the second round of its PfCares small business grant program.

At an April 26 meeting, Pflugerville City Council selected Business & Community Leaders of Texas to administer the program and approved an $80,000 contract for the service.

BCL of Texas expects to begin accepting applications from small businesses in May.

In order to qualify, businesses must be for-profit, have operated within Pflugerville city limits since March 1, 2019 and be able to demonstrate a loss of at least 25% gross revenue between March 3, 2021 and Dec. 31, 2024.

The program's second round will have slightly relaxed eligibility requirements that will allow a wider ranger of small businesses to apply, including those without employees and those inside city limits but not in Travis County.

"We're going to be doing more public outreach so we can get some of those professional services that are home-based businesses to apply for the program," BCL of Texas representative Raquel Valdez Sanchez said.


BCL of Texas administered the first round of PfCares funding in 2020. According to a city presentation, 31 different businesses received grants ranging from $20,000 to $75,000 in the first round.

Application materials and details on the program are available at bcloftexas.org/pcares.
By Carson Ganong

Reporter, Pflugerville/Hutto

Carson became the reporter for the Pflugerville-Hutto edition of Community Impact Newspaper in August 2021. Before joining CI, Carson studied journalism at Texas State University, where he covered San Marcos as a reporter for Texas State's student newspaper, The University Star.