Wilco Forward Small Business Grant Phase 2

Phase 2 of the Wilco Forward Small Business Grant Program is designated for the food service, bar, and hotel/motel industries. Williamson County businesses in these industries are eligible to apply for grants through April 30, 2021. Eligibility and grant information are below


  • Food Service (Restaurants, food trucks, caterers, etc.)
    • Must provideFood Establishment of Mobile Food Establishment Permit issued in Williamson County (not Temporary Food Establishments)
  • Bars
    • Must provide a TABC caterers permit or on-premises permit
  • Food Service or Bar establishments must certify that they receive at least 50% of their gross income form the sale of food and/or beverages

Businesses that sell fuel (gasoline or diesel) will not be eligible, even if they hold food service or TABC licenses.

  • Hotel/Motel (included B&B)
    • Must provide Texas Hotel Occupancy Tax Report for December 2020
  • All applicants must provide a copy of 4th Quarter 2020 Texas Workforce Commission Unemployment Tax Report

Income Eligibility

  • Businesses that were open prior to December 1, 2019, must certify that monthly average gross income for 2020 was at least 10% lower than 2019.
  • All applicants must certify that they have been significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Grant Amount

  • Applicants must provide a copy of 4th Quarter 2020 Texas Workforce Commission Unemployment Tax Report
  • Grants will be based on the highest number of reported employees from October, November, or December 2020
  • Grant amount will be $500 per employee, with a max of $10,000.