Governor Abbott Announces New Category For Texas Travel Industry Recovery Grant Program

August 29, 2023 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

Governor Greg Abbott today announced a new application category opening for the Texas Travel Industry Recovery Grant (TTIR) program through the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and Tourism beginning September 1 at 9 AM CT and closing September 15 at 5 PM CT.

“The travel and tourism industry plays a critical role in Texas’ booming economy," said Governor Abbott. "While we continue to welcome new visitors across this great state every day, we want to ensure continued post-pandemic recovery for local businesses in travel, tourism, and hospitality. The new application category for the Texas Travel Industry Grant Recovery Program will create more opportunities for hardworking Texans and for businesses across every region of Texas.”

In accordance with Senate Bill 30, signed into law by Governor Abbott this year, each approved program applicant may now receive up to $250,000 in total from the TTIR program. Applicants who received an award during Categories 1-5 are eligible to reapply for funding under Category 6. Those who previously received funding are eligible for up to $250,000 in total funds, which includes the amount of their previous award. Applicants who have not previously been approved or awarded for the TTIR Program must create a new submission under Category 6.

Applicants must submit supporting documents along with their application to demonstrate compliance with grant and eligibility requirements.

For eligibility and grant application details, deadlines, frequently asked questions, and the TTIR application portal, visit:

The Governor signed Senate Bill 8 into law in 2021 establishing the TTIR grant program to administer $180 million in funding from the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development and Tourism is tasked with marketing and promoting the state of Texas as a premier business location and travel destination.