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City of Dallas Small Business Continuity Fund (SBCF) 

Purpose: The Small Business Continuity Fund program was designed to assist low-to-moderate (LMI) microenterprise business owners (5 or fewer employees) or small businesses with 50 or fewer employees that retain LMI workers within the City of Dallas. 

Funding: $5 million of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding (as provided by the CARES Act). 

Maximum loan amount: $50,000 

Maximum grant amount: $10,000 

Definition of small business: Business with less than 50 employees or revenue under $1.5 million. Microbusinesses are defined as a business with 5 or fewer employees, including the business owner.  

Status of Program: Pre-applications were accepted from May 4th to May 11th, 2020. A lottery was held on May 22, 2020 to select businesses for consideration of funding. For the grant program, 250 businesses were notified that they were eligible to move on to the next funding stage and an additional 100 were notified that they would be considered if funding remained available. Starting June 15, selected business owner will be able to begin completing their full loan or grant application through NDC. 

Email: SBCF@dallascityhall.com   

Phone number: (214) 670-1685 

Applicant Training Recorded Webinar: Dallas City Small Business Continuity Fund Program


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