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Small Business Microgrant Program

City of Dallas' Small Business Center is launching its inaugural Microgrant Program to support local businesses. Apply now for a chance to receive funding and resources to fuel your success.

The Microgrants Program provides financial support, up to $5,000, for small businesses that experienced negative economic impacts or disproportionate impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. The application must be completed online.


To be eligible to receive grant funds, an applicant must be:

  • a business officially registered with the Texas Secretary of State and operate as a legal for-profit business (Eligible Business);

  • classified as a small business under the size standards of the U.S. Small Business Administration;

  • in existence on or before March 1, 2018;

  • a registered vendor/supplier with the city of Dallas. (If you are not registered, you may register to be a New Vendor using this form); and

  • physically located and operating within Dallas city limits (Service Area shown in the map below), or is a disproportionately impacted business in the City of Dallas (City) as defined by the U.S. Department of the Treasury as: small businesses operating in Qualified Census Tracts as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Ineligible businesses:

  • a business that has ceased operations or permanently closed excluding short-term or temporary closures due to COVID 19

  • a business that requires a sexually oriented business license under Chapter 41A of the Dallas City Code, or a liquor store, a pawn shop, a body piercing studio, or a tattoo studio as those terms are defined by the Dallas Development Code

  • a business that has outstanding city liens or tax liens, that is party to a lawsuit against the City, that is currently in default under any other agreement with the City, or that has, in the previous 5 years, been party to a contract with the City that was terminated due to default. All expenditures for services will be subject to state and local procurement laws.

  • a business that does not meet (or is unable to provide documentation that it meets) all eligibility requirements




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