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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.

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

EP Rent Help

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.

Build Safe Project Vida

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.

Assistance for Small Businesses El Paso Chamber

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. The Chamber will also develop a grant of no more than $4,000 to cover consulting, training, and equipment and/or software improvement assistance.  

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.