Fort Bend County small businesses eligible for up to $25,000 in forgivable grant funds

Up to $25,000 is available for small businesses in Fort Bend County that have been affected financially by the coronavirus pandemic. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Up to $25,000 is available for small businesses in Fort Bend County that have been affected financially by the coronavirus pandemic. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Up to $25,000 is available for small businesses in Fort Bend County that have been affected financially by the coronavirus pandemic. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Fort Bend County began accepting applications for the Small Business Grant Program, a forgivable grant program for small businesses in the area, on Dec. 16. Up to $25,000 is available for small businesses in Fort Bend County that have been affected financially by the coronavirus pandemic.

To qualify, a business must have at least one employee and must have generated at least $25,000 (not to exceed $5 million) in revenue in 2019. Expenses noted for the application must have been incurred during 2020 after April 3.



Fort Bend County Commissioners Court approved the additional grant funds Dec. 8 for businesses that have not applied for funding previously. Since its launch, the Small Business Grant Program has already awarded more than $47.5 million to Fort Bend County businesses.

Applications are being accepted online at www.fortbendcounty.com/grants.

By Laura Aebi

Editor, Katy and Sugar Land/Missouri City

Laura joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2020 after a few years in the public relations industry. Laura graduated from Texas State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Originally from North Texas, Laura relocated to Houston after spending three years in Pacific Northwest. Previously, she interned with two radio stations in Central Texas and held the role of features editor at the San Marcos Daily Record. Laura writes about local government, development, transportation, education, real estate and small businesses in these communities.