Texas Economic Development Extends and Moves Dates for TTIR Grant Program

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News Release from Governor’s Office of Texas Economic Development & Tourism as of Thursday, July 28th 2022:

Dear Texas Small Businesses & Economic Development Partners,

Earlier this month, the Office of the Governor announced the launch of the Texas Travel Industry Recovery Grant Program (TTIR), which began accepting applications July 6, 2022.

Due to the overwhelming response from businesses and non-profits in the travel and tourism industry, we have extended the Category 1 application window to August 7 and have pushed back the dates of the upcoming application dates for Categories 2, 3 and 4.

Please note these new dates for the updated application windows for each of the respective categories as shown in the chart below. This shows the application windows for each industry category as identified by NAICS code.

Updated Application Timelines:

Category Application Window NAICS Code Industry
1 July 6-August 7, 2022 312120 Breweries; Microbreweries
312130 Wineries
312140 Distilleries
5615 Travel Arrangement & Reservation Services; Convention & Visitors Bureaus
561920 Convention & Trade Show Organizers; Event & Meeting Planning Services
7212 RV Parks & Recreational Camps; Campgrounds
2 September 1 – September 22, 2022 71 Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation
3 October 1 – October 22, 2022 7211 Traveler Accommodation: Hotels & Motels; Bed & Breakfast
4 November 1 – November 22, 2022 722 Food Services & Drinking Places
5 If funds remain after the first four phases a fifth phase will revisit any unfunded applications to award the remaining funds.

The TTIR Program was established to provide one-time reimbursement grants of up to $20,000 for the recovery of Texas businesses in the tourism, travel, and hospitality industries that were negatively impacted due to COVID-19. These one-time grants are to reimburse eligible costs to these qualifying businesses.

The Texas Economic Development & Tourism Office continues to host webinars for each industry category in order to provide specific application information and answer questions on the program and application process. To register for the webinars and for eligibility and grant application details, deadlines, FAQs, and a video tutorial, click the link below.

More Information on TTIR Program

You are also welcome to download and share the TTIR Program one-pager in a PDF format. We appreciate your help in spreading the word about this important resource available for the recovery of the Texas travel, tourism, and hospitality industries as these businesses are crucial to our state’s economy.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the TTIR Program staff at tourismrecoverygrant@gov.texas.gov.

Thanks for all you do for the great state of Texas!

Sincerely,

Adriana Cruz
Executive Director
Texas Economic Development & Tourism
Office of the Governor