Washington County COVID-19 Response Fund - Helping Local Business
Nearly 30 applications have been submitted to the Washington County COVID-19 Response Fund (Fund), created under the City of Brenham Community Projects Fund, Inc. (BCPF), a 501(c)(3) organization, as of April 22, 2020. The Fund, managed and administered by a Fund Oversight Committee made of up Susan Cantey, Leon Toubin, and John Barnhill, will begin disbursements to qualifying small businesses early next week. “I am especially glad to be a part of this City of Brenham effort to help small businesses at this historic moment in our lifetimes,” says City Council Member, Susan Canty. She continues, “Once a small business owner in downtown Brenham, I have great empathy for entrepreneurs. Patience, perseverance, and guts will win the day.”
“We established the Washington County COVID-19 Response Fund to provide grants to our most at-risk small businesses, those with fewer than 20 full-time employees,” said Susan Cates, Director of Economic Development.
The Fund has received approximately $15,000 to date. Qualifying small businesses may be granted anywhere from $500 to $3,000. Of the 30 applicants, over $200,000 has been requested.
If community members are interested in donating to this tax-deductible fund, additional information is available at BrenhamED.com/covidresponsefund or you can contact Susan Cates or call 979-337-7231.