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Posted on: August 26, 2020

[ARCHIVED] City of Castle Hills – Small Business Reinvestment Program

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The SBRP has eligibility/qualifications including criteria requirements in order to receive these grants to aid small businesses. Under the SBRP, a small business in Castle Hills must demonstrate a loss of at least 15% in revenue or employment for the period beginning March 1, 2020 and ending September 30, 2020. Businesses must be located in Castle Hills and employ less than 10 full-time employees.  Businesses must also be in good standing with the City of Castle Hills regarding licensing and permits. 

 

Eligible industries include retail, food and beverage, personal care, health/wellness, small manufacturing businesses, and non-profit organizations. Local non-profit organizations, 501(c)(3), are eligible to apply; however, no more than 10% of total funding can go to non-profits, and grant funds are to be used only for operational expenses. 

 

National chains, financial institutions, professional services, apartment complexes are not eligible to receive grant funding from this program. Businesses which received Bexar County COVID19 grant funds, thru the LiftFund Small Business Disaster Relief Programs, are not eligible for grants offered by the City. Unfortunately, there are limits on what type of businesses are subject to eligibility. Grants will be awarded on a first come, first served basis.

 

The City will distribute the program following guidance from Bexar County under the CARES Act.  There is a short window for application and approval due to the time constraint from Bexar County to administer the funds by September 30th 2020. Information on the small business program and application is available on the City of Castle Hills website at https://www.cityofcastlehills.com/

 

“Castle Hills has a robust small business community that has been the cornerstone of our City. During the pandemic, local businesses have struggled to maintain operations and to take care of their employees. We as a City felt that the CARES Act dollars allocated to Castle Hills deserved to be shared with our small business community. This program is an opportunity to support our local businesses, do what Castle Hills does best come together to support each other through this public health emergency,” said JR Trevino, Mayor, City of Castle Hills.

 

For questions, or to submit an application, please contact Ryan Rapelye, City Manager, by email at rrapelye@castlehills-tx.gov or by calling at (210) 293-9673.  The application deadline is Friday, September 18, 2020 at 5 p.m. 

 

Completed applications may be sent by mail or email to:

City of Castle Hills

Attn: Ryan Rapelye

209 Lemonwood

Castle Hills, TX 78213

Email: rrapelye@castlehills-tx.gov



Castle Hills Small Business Reinvestment Program


Castle Hills Small Business Program Application August 26 2020


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