Texas Travel Industry Recovery Grant Program
The Texas Travel Industry Recovery Grant Program (TTIR) was established by Senate Bill 8 and signed into law by the Governor following the 87th Legislature (Third Called Session) to administer $180 million received from the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
Type of Incentive
The TTIR Program was established to provide one-time reimbursement grants of up to $20,000 for the recovery of Texas businesses in the tourism, travel, and hospitality industries that were negatively impacted due to COVID-19. These one-time grants are to reimburse eligible costs to these qualifying businesses.
Who Can Apply?
Applicants in the travel, tourism, and hospitality industries (as determined by eligible NAICS code) who were negatively impacted by COVID-19 are able to apply. Basic qualifying criteria for a prospective applicant includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- In operation prior to January 20, 2020
- Operate in the State of Texas
- Privately-owned for profit business or non-profit organization
- Open to the public or provide services for in-person events
- Business or organization in the eligible NAICS codes listed for the travel, tourism and hospitality industries (NAICS codes 71, 722, 7211, 7212, 5615, 561920, 312120, 312130, 312140, 532111, 487990, 487210, 487110, 485510, 483212, 483114, 483112, 481211, 481111)
- Suffered negative economic impact due to COVID-19
- Otherwise eligible to receive this grant funding and not barred from competing for federal awards, including the guidelines on government-wide suspension and debarment in 2 CFR part 180 or for any other reason.
Applicants must submit the following documents where applicable; legible photocopies, scanned documents, and digital photos of documents are accepted in lieu of original documents.
I. One of the following:
2019, 2020, and 2021 Texas Sales and Use Tax Return 01-117 or 01-114; OR one of the below forms for 2019, 2020, and 2021:
- Texas Hotel Occupancy Tax Report (Comptroller of Public Accounts Form 12-100)
- Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (IRS Form 990)
- U.S. Individual Income Tax Return (IRS Form 1040)
- U.S. Corporation Income Tax Return (IRS Form 1120)
- U.S. Return of Partnership Income (IRS Form 1065)
- Texas Franchise Tax Annual Report (Comptroller of Public Accounts Texas Franchise Tax Form(s))
- Texas Mixed Beverage Gross Receipts Tax (Comptroller of Public Accounts Form 67-100)
Applicants submitting an IRS Form 990N must submit a Profit and Loss statement containing total revenue for the reporting period. The Profit and Loss statement must be signed and dated by an organization officer substantiating the information. The Form must also be accompanied by the 990N attestation form.
A mixture of State and Federal tax forms cannot be submitted to meet this documentation requirement. Instead, applicants should choose one type of form (i.e., Comptroller of Public Accounts Form 12-100 or IRS Form 990; not a combination thereof). In the case of a change in business type a combination of federal forms may be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
II. Most Recent Employer’s Quarterly Federal Tax Return (IRS Form 941) or a memorandum indicating why the entity is not required to file an IRS Form 941.
III. Invoices/payroll records for reimbursement
IV. Veterans Administration Service or Benefits Letter
V. Other documentation as required by for other submitted expenses.
For full eligibility details and eligible costs for reimbursement, please refer to the FAQs page.
Category 5 opens the application for the following NAICS codes. The new category also reopens the application process for all previous applicants who may now qualify for funding or for additional funding.
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February 1, 2023 – TBD
Passenger Car Rental
Funds will be awarded to eligible applicants on a first come first serve basis until funds are exhausted or the round ends. Applications will be reviewed by staff for completeness and eligibility. Before applying, applicants should review the required documents listed on the online portal.
Watch the playback of the January 19, 2023, webinar for more on background, eligibility and application process for the new application category opening February 1, 2023.