Pearland, PEDC, LiftFund to offer COVID-19 relief grant to small-business owners

Small businesses in Pearland can apply for a grant for COVID-19 relief. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Small businesses in Pearland can apply for a grant for COVID-19 relief. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Small businesses in Pearland can apply for a grant for COVID-19 relief. (Courtesy Fotolia)

The city of Pearland, Pearland Economic Development Corp. and LiftFund are working together to provide aid to small businesses in Pearland that have been affected by COVID-19.

On Oct. 12, applications opened for the City of Pearland Small Business Recovery Grant Program. Businesses who receive grants will be able to use the money—which could range from $1,000 to $15,000—for working capital, rent or mortgage, payroll, utilities and operating expenses, according to a press release from the city of Pearland. The application period will close Oct. 26. The city will start to administer the grants Nov. 21.


“We know the pandemic has caused interruptions to businesses across the country. Our goal with this program is to help small businesses in Pearland that have suffered economic losses and need support to maintain their operations and keep their doors open,” said Michi Bruns Clay, LiftFund’s Regional Vice President of the East Texas Region, in the press release.

In order to apply, businesses must meet a list of requirements, which can be found online.
By Haley Morrison
Haley Morrison came to Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after graduating from Baylor University. She was promoted to editor in February 2019. Haley primarily covers city government.


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