Ellis County has unveiled an Economic Relief Grant, an approach to kickstart an immediate economic recovery. Our community members have faced an unprecedented economic disruption due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). This grant is intended to provide reimbursement free relief for Ellis County small businesses, healthcare workers, and social service agencies. Together we will get people back to work, while continuing to protect Ellis County lives.
"Every dollar during this time of crisis makes a difference. Together we will overcome."
- Ellis County Judge Todd Little
Find out what this grant is about and how to apply, download the booklet here:
On Tuesday, June 30th, the Ellis County Commissioners' Court approved the authorization for County Judge Todd Little to sign the certification form of the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in the amount of $3,460,930.00. This funding has supported Ellis county and associated jurisdictions in COVID-19 mitigation efforts.
To reduce the burdens on Ellis County citizens and kickstart immediate economic recovery, on Tuesday, September 22nd, the Commissioners' Court approved the formation of a citizen comprised committee to review and allocate $1 million of relief funds in the form of grants to three qualifying groups throughout Ellis County.
To Payroll costs for employees or owners draw (sole proprietors/partners)
Rent, lease, or interest on mortgage payment (for real property used for business purposes, like a storefront or warehouse, excluding personal residence)
Rent, lease, or purchase payment for business property (e.g., delivery vehicle; food truck; kitchen equipment; technology, payment, and communications systems and equipment)
New or expanded technology applications and Wi-Fi services Contract Labor
Utility payments for business properties, excluding personal residence
Cost of critical business operations (raw materials, marketing expenses, etc. payments)
PPE, sanitation supplies and equipment interest on other business debt obligations incurred before March 1, 2020, excluding personal residence.
Applications will be accepted Dec. 9, 2020 - Jan. 15, 2021