JUDGE: Grants will help Milam County small businesses
On Monday, July 26, 2021, the Milam County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to create an historic program to assist small businesses located in Milam County.
The Milam County Small Business Grant program will be funded with up to $1 million from the American Rescue Plan Act.
Any Milam County business with 25 or fewer employees may apply for the grant for up to $10,000 per business. It is also available for a small business with no employees and only a sole proprietor.
The grant is based solely on lost revenues comparing the period from March 19, 2019, through March 19, 2020, to the period of March 20, 2020, through March 20, 2021. Proof of revenue loss will be required, but it can be in many forms, including tax returns. Applicants must complete an application, furnish acceptable proof and sign a sworn statement verifying the truthfulness of the application and related documents. Applications may be submitted beginning Aug. 1, 2021, to the Milam County Judge’s office located at 102 S. Fannin, Cameron, Texas. The application is posted on the Milam County web page at: http://www.milamcounty.net/page/milam.smallbusinessgrant
A committee of three Milam County residents, appointed by the court will review each application to determine if the business qualifies. The committee will consist of Chairman, Dr. Curtis Chubb, former County Clerk Barbara Vansa and businessman Collier Perry. The committee will review applications to determine if the business has 25 or fewer employees, is a Milam County business located and doing business in Milam County and that the business did have a loss of revenue as set forth above.
This program is intended to assist our local businesses that were hurt by the pandemic. The grant may enable small businesses to rehire and/or increase their services. It will also put $1 million back into our local economy, which helps every Milam County resident.