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Business notebook: More COVID-19 relief grants available for small businesses – Abilene Reporter-News

Small businesses seeking pandemic assistance have another opportunity for relief funding, the Community Foundation of Abilene announced Thursday, with the opening of the second round of the CFA’s COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant Program.

In the first round of funding for the program, the CFA awarded more than $342,000 to 16 local business.

Funded through grants to the city of Abilene from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, grants will be awarded ranging from $2,500 to $50,000 to eligible business that lost income due to the pandemic.

Applying businesses must be based in Abilene, have had a gross income of less than $750,000 in 2020 and show a loss in income from the previous year. Also, the business owner and/or at least one employee must qualify as low-to-moderate-income based on HUD guidelines.

Applications will be accepted from June 7 through June 30, and applicants will be notified of awards by July 30.

To apply, or for information including additional eligibility requirements, go to For more information, call the CFA at 325-676-3883.