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Opening February 16, 2021, the Austin Legacy Business Relief Grant is a $5 million fund offering COVID-19 financial assistance to local businesses that have called Austin home for at least 20 years. Eligible applicants could receive $20,000 in emergency funding, with the opportunity to receive enhanced funding up to $140,000 to cover operating expenses.

Visit for more information about available recovery programs, including guidelines and eligibility.

Additional resources from the Small Business Administration (SBA) include:

  • Shuttered Venue Operators Grant - Eligible applicants may qualify for Shuttered Venue Operators Grants equal to 45% of their gross earned revenue, with the maximum amount available for a single grant award of $10 million.
  • Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) – For more information and recently updated guidance, visit or

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