Sanger Strong Business Relief Grant - CLOSED!

The Sanger Texas Development Corporation (STDC) has established a Sanger Strong Business Grant program to assist small businesses located within the city limits of Sanger that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The STDC recognizes the financial impact you are experiencing and want to do what they can to help Sanger businesses, and in partnership are providing financial assistance for lease or mortgage payments, utility payments, payroll and other business operating expenses. Allocations for the Program are $25,000 and the maximum grant amount is $2,000. Businesses are encouraged to apply early as funding may run out before the September 18th deadline. All funding request will be reviewed by the Sanger Grant Committee consisting of representatives of the STDC, Sanger Chamber of Commerce and the Sanger Industrial Development Corporation (SIDC).  

Applications are no longer be accepted.

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

To qualify for Grant funds, businesses that were listed as essential and non-essential in Governor Abbott’s Disaster Declaration are eligible to apply for this grant if they meet the following:

1.     Business must be in the city limits and have a physical location in Sanger, and have ongoing local business operations accessible to the public.

2.     Business must be able to demonstrate the negative impact of COVID-19, such as reduced services operations, reduced revenues, or inability to pay employees.

3.     Have been in operation a minimum of six months prior to Stay at Home orders being issued on March 31, 2020.

4.     Good financial standing prior to COVID-19.

5.     Funds may not be used for Taxes currently due, Taxes past due, permits or city fees.

6.     Home-based businesses and non-profit businesses are not eligible.

7.     Limit one Grant per applicant (only one grant per business shall be awarded).

8.     Businesses which did not receive assistance from the Small Business Administration, CARES act, PPP or other grant program. If the applicant DID receive a loan or grant but has determined that the awarded amount was not enough due to the longevity of restriction to re-open, a grant may be requested. Documentation must be provided which supports the amount of money received from the program.

9.     Grant provides financial assistance and utilized by the business for one or more of the following:

  • Payroll for employees still employed and working at the business
  • Utility payments
  • Business lease or mortgage payments
  • Critical business needs as approved by the Grant oversight committee