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The City of Edinburg’s Stimulus Program Aimed at Recovery from COVID (S.P.A.R.C.) Program is moving full steam ahead, but businesses are reminded there is a deadline to apply for funds. S.P.A.R.C. provides Edinburg businesses and residents financial stimulus by injecting $2.5 million directly into the Edinburg economy. Funded by the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), these funds were dedicated to local governments in response to the COVID-19 public health
“We’re going to make sure our businesses negatively impacted during this pandemic get financial help,” said Edinburg Mayor Richard Molina. “We’re also going to give our residents some spending money, a $100 gift card, to use at our local stores and businesses.”
The program will have two distinct components:
- First, the Business Grant Program will provide $1.25 million in direct grants to qualifying businesses impacted by business closures.
- Second, the Individual Assistance Community-to-Business Grant Program will provide an additional $1.25 million in gift cards to eligible residents of the City of Edinburg to be used within a designated time frame at businesses negatively impacted by the pandemic.
To qualify for funding on either S.P.A.R.C. Program, persons must complete the online application and upload supporting documents. Applications are available at www.cityofedinburg.com.
The deadline to submit an application is Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at 3:00 p.m.
Anyone needing assistance can call the Edinburg Info Help Line at 956.259.HELP(4357)