By Brian Piscacek, Economic Development Manager
Calling all College Station business owners in the travel, tourism, and hospitality industries!
The State of Texas, through the Governor’s Office, has launched the Texas Travel Industry Recovery Grant Program, which provides one-time reimbursement grants of up to $20,000 to businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Applications are accepted in the five tranches designated below. Please find your applicable NAICS code and the corresponding window, which is time sensitive.
Eligibility criteria include: being operational in Texas before Jan. 20, 2020; falling within the applicable NAICS codes under travel, tourism, and hospitality; and suffering negative impact due to COVID-19.
|Category||Key Dates: Application Window||NAICS Code||Industry|
5615 561920 7212
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services; Convention and Visitors Bureaus
Convention and Trade Show Organizers, Event and Meeting Planning Services
RV Parks and Recreational Camps; Campgrounds
|2||Sept. 1-22||71||Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|
|3||Oct. 1-22||7211||Traveler Accommodation: Hotels and Motels, Bed and Breakfast|
|4||Nov. 1-22||722||Food Services and Drinking Places|
|5||If funds remain after the first four phases, a fifth phase will revisit any |
unfunded applications to award the remaining funds.
While the first application period has passed, various accommodation services, restaurants, arts, and entertainment entities remain eligible. Applications must be submitted for businesses in the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation sector by Thursday, Sept. 22.
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