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Pflugerville Cares Small Business Grant

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Grants to Texas businesses in eligible regions for Coronavirus (COVID-19) recovery efforts. Funding is intended to help businesses that were required to close or that experienced a decline in customers as a result of the pandemic. Eligible businesses are located in and serve the City of Pflugerville.

Announcing the second round of Pflugerville Cares, a grant program to provide rapid financial assistance to small businesses located in the City of Pflugerville that have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Grant funds can be used to support the cost of business interruption to the COVID-19 because of required closures, voluntary closures to promote physical distancing, or decreased customer demand due to COVID-19. Only properties that are used exclusively for business purposes are eligible.

Eligible Expenses:

  • Machinery and equipment
  • Payroll expenses
  • Vendor and Supplier payments
  • Rent, lease, or mortgage payment for real property used for business purposes
  • Utility (gas & electric only) payments for business properties
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and/or sanitation supplies and equipment
  • Improvements to business location to accommodate COVID‐19 sanitation requirement, distancing, drive up windows, temporary closure materials, and employee testing
  • Business Equipment – Rent, lease, or purchase payment for business equipment such as delivery vehicles, food truck, kitchen equipment, technology, communications systems, Point of Sale equipment
  • New or expanded technology applications, software, and Wi‐Fi services
  • Marketing and advertising expenses due to COVID‐19
  • Reestablishment of brick-and-mortar presence in the City of Pflugerville

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 203138

Estimated Size of Grant:

Funding is distributed on a tiered basis depending on the number of employees. Maximum funding amounts are as follows:
- Tier 1: Applicants with 0 to 14 full-time equivalent employees may qualify for up to $25,000
- Tier 2: Applicants with 15 to 40 full-time equivalent employees may qualify for up to $50,000
- Tier 3: Applicants with 41 or more full-time equivalent employees may qualify for up to $75,000

Term of Contract:

Grantees are expected to make best efforts to keep business operating in Pflugerville for one year from execution of grant agreement.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Businesses:
- For-profit businesses operating since March 1, 2019, and still in business at the time of the application submittal, and that intend to remain open indefinitely
- Business located within the City of Pflugerville city limits
- Must have a Social Security Number (SSN), Employer Identification Number (EIN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).
- Must demonstrate a loss of at least 25% of gross income for the period beginning March 3, 2021 through December 31, 2024 due to negative impact related to the COVID‐19 pandemic.
- Must have filed business tax returns for tax years, 2019, 2020, and 2021. If taxes have not been filed for 2021, a copy of a filed extension must be provided along with interim financial statement (profit and loss, balance sheet).
- Applicant Business is current with property taxes and City fees or has a payment plan in place with County and/or City as of March 3, 2021.

All eligibility requirements will be verified through application documents. Ineligible applicants will be provided with an opportunity to submit an appeal three calendar days from their notification of ineligibility.

Ineligible Businesses:
- Business operating location is outside of the City of Pflugerville incorporated limits
- Non-profit organizations
- Businesses that have filed for bankruptcy as of January 2020 or are currently in bankruptcy
- Pyramid concerns
- Gambling concerns, including casinos, racing operations or other activities whose purpose involves gambling
- Pawn shops
- Real estate developers
- Investors
- Government entities/departments
- Hobby businesses
- Sexually oriented businesses (live performances, product sales, items or materials)
- Business started on or after March 2, 2019
- Businesses owned or partially owned by elected officials
- Concerns engaged in illegal activities
- Political and lobbying concerns
- Religious organizations
- Business suspended or debarred from doing work with the federal government
- Predatory lending businesses (businesses that provide loans for more than legal maximum or more than 10% per annum including all interest, fees and charges)
- Business that are unable to show proof of consistent operations via business tax returns

Ineligible Expenses:
- Lobbying for any purpose
- Repayment of loans or debt unrelated to needs created by COVID-19 disaster and Eligible Uses of Grant Proceeds
- Payment of partial mortgage/utility costs based on IRS rules for home-based businesses
- Certain taxes and fees (such as property taxes, payroll taxes, licensing fees, etc.)
- Any other costs that are determined ineligible through continued release of federal guidance

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are open now through June 30th, and funds will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis until exhausted.

Grant applicants are only eligible to receive one grant award. For businesses with multiple locations, only employment and revenue figures for the City of Pflugerville location can be used to qualify for a grant under the Program, and all grant funds received must be used only to support Pflugerville business operations. Multiple locations within Pflugerville operating under a single business entity will be considered one business for the purposes of the Program.

Decisions around who receives an award will be made after review of your application. Please allow up to 2-3 weeks for application review. Funds will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis until they are exhausted.

All eligible expenses up to the amount determined by your funding tier will be reimbursed for expenses from March 3, 2021, to December 31, 2024. Reimbursement will take approximately 30 days from a correct invoice.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.


For questions about Pflugerville Cares Small Business Grant Program:
(737) 241-2230

BCL Austin Office
1011 San Jacinto Blvd
Suite 500
Austin, TX 78701
P: 512.912.9884
F: 346.301.5752

400 S Zang Blvd
Suite 1220
Dallas, TX 75208
P: 214.688.7456
F: 346.301.5752

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