COVID-19 Business Recovery

The online application will open on July 11 at 12 p.m. and will close on August 31 at 5 p.m. -- or sooner if funds are depleted. Funding is limited and applications will be processed in the order they are received.

Tarrant County ARPA/FRF Small Business Workforce Recovery Grant Program 

The Small Business Workforce Recovery Grant is designed to provide financial assistance to impacted small businesses whose workforce has been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds awarded will aid in workforce recovery, retention, recruitment, training, and development.

Business Grant Eligibility

  • Must be classified as an Impacted Industry as defined by the U.S. Treasury and adopted by Commissioners Court*
  • Must have had 50 or fewer employees as reported on Q1 2020 Form 941
  • Must have been in business on or before 1/1/2020 and remain in business at time of application
  • Must self-attest COVID-19 impact
  • Must be physically located in Tarrant County
  • Owners of multiple businesses are only eligible to apply for ONE business. All owners must be disclosed within the application. If a business owner submits applications for more than one business, only the first application submitted by the owner will be considered for funding.

Use of Grant Funds

Grant funds must be used to aid in workforce recovery, retention, recruitment, training, and development. Applicant will self-attest to the appropriate use of funds.

Required Documents

  • 1st Quarter 2020 Form 941 (used for employee count**)
  • 1st Quarter 2022 Form 941
  • U.S. Government Issued Identification for Owner
  • Form W-9
  • 2020 IRS Tax Return

All required documentation must be uploaded and submitted with the application. Applications missing required documentation will be determined incomplete and ineligible for funding.

If qualifications are met and business is determined to be an Impacted Industry:

  • Base $2,500 Workforce Stimulus Grant

Additional Workforce Stimulus Grant:

  • $1,000 per employee based on 1st Quarter 2020 Form 941 up to $25,000
* Independent contractors are considered to have 0 employees and are therefore capped at the base grant award amount of $2,500


Maximum award:

  • $27,500