Dallas County began accepting pre-applications June 15 for the emergency program, which will allocate $5 million of federal stimulus funds toward small businesses that have yet to receive enough financial assistance to meet their needs.
The forgivable loans, funded through the federal CARES Act, would be worth up to $15,000 per business.
The county expected that the need from area businesses would exceed available money, according to a June 9 news release.
To find out whether they are eligible and to initiate the pre-application process, business owners may visit the program's website.
The county will use a randomized selection process to determine which companies will be allowed to submit a full application, according to the release.
The pre-application period will remain open through June 28, said Lauren Trimble, the county judge's chief of staff, in an email.