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Applications for the TCTX Serve program are now closed and we are conducting a lottery process to determine final grant recommendations. This process will allow for approximately 25 applicants to receive a reimbursable grant up to $50,000. Final notices of grant awards will be sent within the coming weeks. Please email us at tctxserve@bcloftexas.org with any questions.

Program Overview

Travis County’s TCTX Serve Nonprofit Grant Program will provide funding from the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) through the CARES Act via the U.S. Treasury to support non-profit social service agencies. Non-Profits headquartered in Travis County may be eligible to obtain grant funds up $50,000 of emergency relief to be used for:

  • Maintenance of social services to Travis County residents to meet community needs during the declared disaster and its aftermath;
  • Continuation of Organizations’ operations during the declared disaster and its aftermath, including the retention of staff jobs; and
  • Protection of public health by providing funding to allow the Organizations to adjust their operational model to accommodate the ongoing practice of social distancing and the sanitization requirements to deter the spread of COVID-19.

Grant Parameters

Grant applicants are only eligible to receive one grant award. Funds are provided as a reimbursement grant for eligible uses cause by COVID-19 business interruption from March 1, 2020 to November 30, 2020. Grant will be paid as reimbursements after review of invoices and receipts. Reimbursement for costs must be submitted by December 10, 2020 and will be paid no later than December 30, 2020 if eligible. Repayment is only required if the grant agreement is violated or Travis County determines duplication of benefits has occurred. Grantees are expected to make best efforts to continue operations to serve community and clients at a minimum twelve (12) months from grant award date. Grant award period is one year from the date the grantee signs the contract.


Program Service Area

The program is available to eligible Non-Profit organizations headquartered within Travis County. The location of the business will be validated and prohibit the distribution of funds for multiple locations for the same business.


Duplication of Benefits

Applicants will need to certify that the grantee:

  • Has not received another loan or grant for the same expenses.
  • Has not been approved for another grant for the same expense that has not been paid yet
  • If the non-profit gets approved for this grant, it will withdraw any other applications for any other funding and not apply for and will not accept any funding from any other grant or donation or insurance for the same expenses.

Grantees may not receive federally subsidized disaster assistance that duplicates any part of their disaster loss covered by insurance or another source, such as the Small Business Administration (SBA) or the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Applicants under the TCTX Serve Nonprofit Grant Program must disclose any funds applied for or received from these sources or other federal assistance programs. It is in the County’s sole discretion to determine if funds received from any of these sources constitutes a duplication of benefits. Grants under this Program will be provided in an amount not to exceed the level of need. If a duplication of benefits determination is made after TCTX Serve funds have been disbursed, the amount of funds that were determined to be duplicative must be repaid to the County.


Program Administration

Travis County has hired BCL of Texas, an economic development nonprofit organization working in Texas since 1990, to administer the TCTX Serve Nonprofit Grant Program.

BCL of Texas will be responsible for the marketing, application process, eligibility determination, and award recommendations.

Travis County will be responsible for processing payments to grantees, appeal process, final award decisions,and program and administrator oversight.