FWHCC Emergency Economic Relief Microgrant Program

Ayuda Economica de Emergencia para Pequeñas Empresas

Proudly sponsored by

United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Rumba Meats

More than 86% of Latino business owners report experiencing immediate negative effects of COVID-19, according to a recent survey by Stanford University. Similar estimates have been reported for other entrepreneurs of color.

Cargill and Rumba Meats, its meat brand focused on celebrating family and keeping Latino traditions alive, have partnered with the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) to launch a new Emergency Economic Relief Grants Program to assist Hispanic Chambers of Commerce and small business owners affected by COVID-19.

Through this generous program, the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has been awarded a $15,000 to provide emergency microgrants to Fort Worth small businesses. The goal of this program is to ensure Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) have access to the information, resources, and funds they need to get past these difficult times.

What is the Emergency Economic Relief Microgrant Program?

The Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber will be awarding microgrants to local, minority-owned businesses in need of emergency economic assistance. Applicants will be asked to describe the emergency need and how the funding will be used. Grants will be awarded in the amounts of $1,000 to $2,500. The grant application period will be from July 13-24, 2020. Grant awards and funding disbursement (via check) will be executed mid-August 2020.

Eligibility / Requirements

  • Small business with less than 25 employees
  • Located within Tarrant County
  • Minority-owned business
  • In need of emergency economic assistance due to the impact of COVID-19

Applications are now closed.