Economic Development Program
NOTICE TO HARVEY Economic Development Applicants
The Texas General Land Office (GLO) has terminated the terms of our Hurricane Harvey disaster contractual agreement under which Harvey Economic Development Program operates. Due to the unforeseen circumstances surrounding these changes with the GLO, we are no longer processing applications.
Hurricane Harvey generated long-term impact and challenges for Houston’s small business sector. The Harvey Economic Development Program (HEDP) provides support to impacted small businesses and communities through small business loans and grants. The program prioritizes microenterprises, which are defined as small businesses consisting of 5 employees or fewer, including the owner. This program will complement existing projects that focus on providing jobs and housing assistance to communities that are most vulnerable to the long-term impact of Hurricane Harvey.
Aims of the program:
Boosting the growth and capacity of microenterprises
Promoting equity by providing capital to disadvantaged business owners
Supporting small contractors working with the City of Houston on post-Harvey reconstruction efforts
Small Business Grants
Total Program Budget
400-500 Businesses Served
Up To $150K
The Harvey Economic Development Program’s Small Business Grant Program will offer grants to microenterprises in order to help businesses recover from the long-term impact of Hurricane Harvey.
To be eligible, an applicant business must be:
- a microenterprise (no more than 5 employees, including the owner) owned by an individual whose income falls at or below 80% of the median income by family size as defined by income requirements established by HUD for the county, or
- a small business that creates at least one full-time equivalent(FTE) job, or two part time jobs equivalent to an FTE (.i.e. 32 hours a week or greater), to be held by, or made available to, Low-to-moderate(LMI) persons, or
- a small business with a service area that serves a primary residential, primarily LMI area.
Provide working capital and job creation grants for recovery and growth.
Open to microenterprises across all business sectors.
Grants up to $150k per applicant
Frequently Asked Questions
What to do if I have a City of Houston Tax Lien?
Requesting Property Tax Payment Plans
Ann Harris Bennett,
Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector
P.O. Box 4663
Houston, TX 77210-4663
Select "Search and Payments" > " Installment Payment Agreement" Property Tax Services
at any of our locations
I need help with business taxes
Housing and Community Development Department
Partner Community Development Financial Institution
City of Houston
Texas General Land office which oversees and approves all activities relating to Hurricane Harvey