Williamson County has launched Wilco Forward, a grant program funded through the approximately $93 million the County received from the CARES Act and pursuant to Texas Local Government Code Ch 381.
Applications will be accepted starting at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. The deadline for applications for Phase 1 is June 30, 2020.
In Phase 1 of Wilco Forward, the County has set aside $25 million for grants to Williamson County small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The maximum amount any business can receive is $30,000. Grants will be processed and funded in order received until the budgeted funds are exhausted. Both for profit and non-profit businesses headquartered and located in Williamson County with 100 or fewer employees (excluding ineligible entities listed below) are eligible to apply. If you still have questions after reading the information below, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for additional information
The amount a business can receive will be based on the percentage of closure the business experienced during the COVID-19 Stay Home Stay Safe order.
- Business operations completely closed can get 100% of eligible grant.
- Business operations partially closed can get 75% of eligible grant.
- Business operations that stayed open can get 50% of eligible grant.
The Small Business Grant Program has expired.