Applications for a new grant program with awards of up to $20,000 for qualifying travel and tourism-related businesses and organizations will open Feb. 1, according to Yahoo News.
The Texas Economic Development and Tourism Office will provide one-time grants to qualifying businesses. Some $180 million has been set aside for the program.
Eligible applicants must show they were in operation before Jan. 20, that they operated in Texas, they are a private for-profit business or a non-profit, they are open to the public or provide services for in-person events and have documentation to show a negative economic impact due to COVID-19.
These eligible businesses and organizations range from auto rental businesses to scenic and sightseeing tour companies, charter air, bus and boat companies, breweries and wineries, campgrounds and convention and visitors bureaus.