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Financial Assistance

Small Business Grants

With the non-profit organizations listed below, the City of El Paso, Texas is utilizing funding provided from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES Act, to provide financial assistance in the form of grants to small businesses and nonprofit organizations impacted financially by COVID-19. If you are a small business, in the city of El Paso, struggling during the COVID-19 Pandemic, various grants are available to help you during these hard times. To see which grant your business may qualify for, refer to the table below. Grants will be selected on a lottery basis. If selected, no repayment of these grants is needed. To apply for a grant, click on the buttons for more information.

The applications for financial assistance are designed to be completed without the aid of a professional. If you need assistance filling out an application, please reach out to the granting agency and they will be able to guide you through the process.

Please Note: The financial grants provided by these programs do not need to be repaid; however, they may be considered taxable income.

 All grant funding has been depleted.

No additional applications are being accepted at this time. If you would like to be notified of additional grant funds please fill out this form below.

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For Independent Contractors and Sole Proprietors

Phone:

(469) 676-8251

Qualifications:

Must demonstrate a 15% loss due to COVID-19 since March 2020

Grant Range:

Up to $25,000

Maximum Revenue Limits:

$3M and under

Microenterprise Businesses
1 to 4 employees

Phone:

(915) 533-7057

Qualifications:

Must demonstrate a 15% loss due to COVID-19 since March 2020

Grant Range:

Up to $25,000

Maximum Revenue Limits:

$3M and under

Small Businesses
5 to 30 employees

Phone:

1 (800) 494-4973

Qualifications:

Must demonstrate a 15% loss due to COVID-19 since March 2020

Grant Range:

Up to $50,000

Maximum Revenue Limits:

$3M and under

Other Business Resources

Pledge to Safety

The City of El Paso continues to invite local business owners to take the Pledge to Safety to protect the health and safety of employees and customers. By taking this pledge to comply with all requirements and recommendations we can instill community confidence and highlight our businesses that are going above and beyond to keep customers safe. To join the more than 200 businesses that have taken the pledge, visit epstrong.org.
 
This program is a partnership between the City of El Paso, El Paso County, Downtown Management District, Destination El Paso, Paso del Norte Health Foundation, Better Business Bureau, El Paso Chamber of Commerce, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, El Paso Locomotive FC, and the El Paso Chihuahuas.

Program Closed

El Paso Hispanic Chamber
Small Business Grant - City Grant Program

Program has reached capacity. No additional applications are being accepted at this time. Please review other programs and available assistance that may meet your needs.

The El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Small Street, Main Street grant program is making grants of up to $5,000 to businesses operating within the city limits. They can be used to modify a business, purchase PPE, or to pay past due rent. Eligible businesses must have fewer than 20 employees. (Note: EPHCC operates a separate grant program for businesses outside the city limits but with El Paso County)

Program Closed

Build Safe Project Vida

The programs below have reached capacity. No additional applications are being accepted at this time. If you would like to be notified if additional grant funds become available, please fill out the form below.

Project Vida’s Build Safe program will deliver grants of up to $49,000 for business facility modifications and/or alterations for eligible businesses to mitigate COVID-19 threats to public heath and safety.

Program Closed

EP Rent Help

Program has reached capacity. No additional applications are being accepted at this time. Please review other programs and available assistance that may meet your needs.

In coordination with the City of El Paso, the Paso del Norte Community Foundation has removed all income limits on those applying for rental assistance from the EP Rent Help Program. Additionally, those who qualify can now receive an unlimited amount of rent assistance. However, tenants must still demonstrate they are unable to pay their rent because of financial hardships brought on by COVID-19. This program is only open to those living within the City of El Paso.

Program Closed

Assistance for Small Businesses El Paso Chamber

Program has reached capacity. No additional applications are being accepted at this time. Please review other programs and available assistance that may meet your needs.

The El Paso Chamber of Commerce’s Business Solutions Center will assist at least 40 financially distressed businesses, including non-members and members, with confidential consulting and assistance targeted at easing the economic distress from COVID-19 business interruptions. Eligible businesses must have no more than $3 million in revenue and must have fewer than 30 employees.