Travel and hospitality businesses encouraged to take advantage of the state’s recovery program

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.

CategoryKey Dates: Application WindowNAICS CodeIndustry
5615 561920 7212
Breweries; microbreweries
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
2Sept. 1-2271Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
3Oct. 1-227211Traveler Accommodation: Hotels and Motels, Bed and Breakfast
4Nov. 1-22722Food Services and Drinking Places
5If 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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About the Blogger

Brian Piscacek has been with the City of College Station since 2012 and has been the economic development manager since 2021. He previously served as an assistant to the city manager and a community development analyst. Before coming to College Station, Brian worked for Texas Tech and the North & East Lubbock Community Development Corporation. He earned bachelor’s (2007, Political Science/History) and master’s (2009, Public Administration) degrees from Tech.

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