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We are currently in the award phase of the Travis County TCTX Thrive program. Applications for this program are closed. Businesses that have already completed the full application have been notified of their award status. There are no additional funds available at this time.

Grant awardees can view instructions for next steps here.

You may also reference the Webinar Q&As and Invoicing Frequently Asked Questions for help with invoicing.


FAQs

What are the next steps for businesses who were awarded the grant?

Click here to view instructions for next steps. You may also reference the Webinar Q&As and Invoicing Frequently Asked Questions for help with invoicing.

How do I submit my invoices?

This information is provided in the instructions for next steps document. You may also reference the Webinar Q&As and Invoicing Frequently Asked Questions for help with invoicing.

How do I get started with small business coaching?

This information is provided in the instructions for next steps document.

What expenses are eligible?

  • Rent, lease or mortgage payment for real property used for business purposes, like storefront or warehouse
  • Rent, lease or purchase payment for business property (e.g., delivery vehicle; food truck; kitchen equipment; technology, payment, and communications systems and equipment)
  • New or expanded technology applications and WiFi services
  • Utility payments for business properties
  • Supplier and Vendor payments
  • PPE, sanitation supplies and equipment, testing for employees
  • Eligible Taxes and Fees (specifics to be identified in the invoicing materials)
  • Payroll expenses

What expenses are not eligible?

  • Lobbying for any purpose
  • Repayment of loans or debt unrelated to needs created by COVID-19 disaster and Eligible Uses of Grant Proceeds
  • Payment of partial mortgage/utility costs based on IRS rules for home-based businesses
  • Certain taxes and fees including those that are considered revenue for federal, state or local government
  • Any other costs that are determined ineligible through continued release of federal guidance, since the guidance on this funding is updated frequently

If awarded the TCTX Thrive grant, how much funding will I receive?

Each grantee will receive approval for expenses of up to $40,000. Grantees may request reimbursement for all expenses incurred from March 1, 2020, to November 30, 2020. Businesses that are awarded the TCTX Thrive grant will submit invoices for reimbursement on a monthly basis.

What can I do if I missed the application deadline?

All applications were due by July 31st for this program, following a 2 week application window and a 4 week pre-eligibility process. We are not accepting new businesses into the TCTX Thrive program at this time.

Business Continuity Reporting

Beneficiaries of the TCTX Thrive program you are required to submit monthly proof that the business is open for business and operating. You may submit this documentation via your ZoomGrants account or by email. Detailed instructions on how to complete can be found below:

If you complete via ZoomGrants:

Go to your ZoomGrants Application Portal.
Click on your approved TCTX Thrive Business Application.
Scroll down and Click on Monthly Reporting Tab.
Click on the Monthly Reporting respective tab. For this month: Monthly Reporting 1: 10/20/2020.
Answer the multiple-choice questions.
Download the Business Operating Statement Form.
Complete and upload the form.
Upload one of the following supporting documents:

  • Recent Monthly Bank Statements showing deposits of business income over $500
  • Sales Transaction Receipts no older than 15 days
  • Purchase Order(s) no older than 15 days
  • Copies of Bid(s) including the proposal amount
  • Executed Contract(s) including the contract award amount

If you complete via E-mail:

Send an email to info@traviscountythrive.com.
Download the Business Operating Statement Form.
Attach the completed form to the email.
Attach one of the following supporting documents:

  • Recent Monthly Bank Statements showing deposits of business income over $500
  • Sales Transaction Receipts no older than 15 days
  • Purchase Order(s) no older than 15 days
  • Copies of Bid(s) including the proposal amount
  • Executed Contract(s) including the contract award amount

This documentation must be provided by the 10th of each month for the 12-month term of the contract. However, we have extended the first month’s due date from October 10th to October 20th as we wanted to provide you with time to complete your first invoice to Travis county. If you have any questions please contact us at 512-994-2280 or by email at info@traviscoutythrive.com

TCTX Thrive Contact information

BCL is here to support your business in successfully meeting the terms of the TCTX Thrive program. Always feel free to reach out to BCL as your liaison regarding invoicing, coaching, and general questions.

To reach any of the TCTX Thrive Team members, please contact:

TCTX Thrive Team
Email: info@traviscountythrive.com
Main Number: (512) 994-2280