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Texas Travel Industry Recovery Program

Learn if your travel industry business meets the grant award qualifications.

June 30, 2022

The TTIR program is distributing the $180M in ARPA funds allocated by the Texas Legislature in the 3rd Special Session, Senate Bill 8. These funds are to aid in the recovery of the Texas tourism, travel, and hospitality industry as a result of COVID-19.

One-time payment to eligible Texas businesses that experienced an economic loss due to COVID-19.

Reimbursement grants not to exceed $20,000 for eligible expenses, and funds will be paid on a cost-reimbursement basis.

Grants may only be used to reimburse costs incurred within the time period, beginning November 8, 2021 through present day. Funds must be spent by December 31, 2026.

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for a grant award, an applicant must represent a business that meets certain qualifying criteria, including each of the following:

Priority Applications

Prioritization of grant applications will be applied during application evaluation of the program. (First come, first serve!)

Priority Groups

Qualifying NAICS Codes

Allocations

The grant program will process and award grants in 4 phases. Programs are anticipated to open for applications on the eligibility dates below at 8 a.m. CST.

Category 1NAICS 312120, 312130, 312140, 5615, 561920, 7212 (CVB/DMO orgs here)
Allocation: a maximum of $8,550,000
2,800 establishments
Timeline: July 5-31, 2022

Category 2 – NAICS 71 (Attractions/Entertainment businesses here)
Allocation: a maximum of $34,200,000
8,500 establishments
Timeline: August 1-21, 2022

Category 3 – NAICS 7211 (Hotel businesses here)
Allocation: a maximum of $42,750,000
6,000 establishments
Timeline: August 22-Sept. 11, 2022

Category 4 – NAICS 722 (Restaurant and Food Service here)
Allocation: a maximum of $85,500,000
Over 50,000 establishments
Timeline: Sept. 12-Oct. 2, 2022

Category 5 – if needed to expend any remaining funds

Eligible Expenses

Application Process

All applications will be submitted electronically in the web portal (launching soon).

Must submit program application and documentation to prove compliance with grant eligibility requirements for funding.

Approved grantees will receive their grant via mailed paper check.

There will be a step-by-step video tutorial on the application process posted on the TTIR website to assist you with the application process.

Learn more from the office of the Governor and apply online