The City of Cleburne has introduced a new round of grant funding to support local businesses struggling through the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Cleburne City Council approved the continuation of the All Aboard Cleburne small business grant program at its Oct. 27 meeting. Businesses can apply to receive a one-time $5,000 payment for financial relief from economic hardship and lost revenues related to the on-going pandemic.
In order to receive the funding, local businesses must meet certain criteria:
The program will continue until $180,000 is expended or upon other direction of the City Council. Grants will be awarded in two phases based upon demand and available funding, with the first phase being approximately $100,000.
The “All Aboard Cleburne” program was originally developed by staff and adopted at the April 28, 2020 City Council meeting with $300,000 in funding allocated from the Cleburne Type A Corporation to be distributed to local businesses in exchange for promoting Cleburne as a great place to do business.
Additional information and applications are available online.