In response to the adverse economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cuero Development Corporation has developed a COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Grant*. This program provides grants up to $6,000 for businesses that have been significantly impacted by this pandemic and that generate sales tax.
*Note: COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Grant Program applications are currently being accepted, however, grants will only be awarded pending final approval and authorization of funds to the CDC by the Cuero City Council in January-February 2021.
This grant will focus on utilities reimbursement available for non-home based small businesses within the City of Cuero. Categories of eligible small businesses include: retail (storefront), restaurant/food business; personal care products (barber shop, nail salons, spas, etc.); art galleries and performance venue merchandising; and businesses included within the hotel/motel classification as well as RV parks within the city of Cuero. The Small Business Assistance Grant will reimburse the applicant for 75% of the applicant’s utility billing minus fees and taxes through the City of Cuero during the months of April through September of 2019 and will provide a maximum of $6,000. Renters may only choose from either the Rental Assistance Grant or the Small Business Assistance Grant.
Please refer to the application for a list of criteria businesses must meet.
COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Grant Application*
En Español – COVID-19 Solicitud de Subvención de Asistencia para Pequeñas Empresas*(Actualizada 2020-10-02)