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Posted on: October 19, 2020

City Utilizing Portion of CARES Funding for Non-Profit Business Interruption Grant

On October 12th, 2020, New Braunfels City Council gave staff direction to utilize up to $870,000 of the City’s CARES Act allocation to support a non-profit business interruption grant program.

The grant is available to all nonprofit agencies (501-c3) located in the City of New Braunfels that can demonstrate that they experienced an interruption of business as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Of those non-profit agencies that have had an interruption of business, priority for funding will be given to those agencies that currently provide critical services and programs to New Braunfels residents in need.  

“Since the onset of the pandemic, many of our local nonprofit agencies have had a surge in demand for their services and, like most businesses, non-profit agencies have also endured revenue losses.  However, those non-profit agencies were not eligible for the City’s recently completed small business COVID-19 grant program,” said Jared Werner, Chief Financial Officer.  “Utilizing the CARES funding to support a business interruption program specifically for non-profits will allow these agencies to recapture a portion of those lost revenues, hopefully ensuring that they can maintain current employment levels and continue providing services that so many in our community rely on.” 

In order to administer the Non-Profit Business Interruption Grant program, the City of New Braunfels has partnered with the McKenna Foundation and applications are now available online.  Additional information, including a link to the application, can be found at www.mckenna.org under the “Apply for a Grant” tab.  The deadline to apply is Sunday, November 1st.  For questions or assistance with applying, please contact the McKenna Foundation at 830-606-9514 or by email: grants@mckenna.org

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