ApplicationS for the MCRG Program are now Closed

Mower County Resiliency Grants

Mower County is providing MCRG funds to support small businesses and non-profits to be better equipped to survive and thrive through current and future economically challenging times. 

The grant program is intended to help organizations improve resiliency by updating technology, improve operations and modify internal and external processes.

Business resiliency is the ability of an organization to quickly adapt to disruptions while maintaining continuous operations, safeguarding people and assets. 

To learn more please read below or watch this short video.

MCRG Program Eligibility 

Businesses and Non-profit organizations must meet following criteria to be eligible:

  • Are in Mower County.
  • Must sign up with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
  • Implementing a something new for their business or non-profit organization that support resiliency

Businesses and Non-profit organizations are ineligible, if:

  • An entity has outstanding tax debts
  • Entities derive income from billboards, or lobbying.
  • Entities primarily derive income from gambling
  • Entities derive any income from adult entertainment
  • Businesses owners/mangers that have applied under another name/business that have reached a granted amount of $10,000

MCRG Allocation and Maximum Grant Amount

Maximum Grant amount for the MCRG Program is $5,000.

There has been $500,000 dollars allocated from Mower County for the MCRG program and the funds have been allocated as follows:

  • $150,000 for Businesses
  • $100,000 for Non-Profits
  • $250,000 for Travel, Tourism and Hospitality (TTH Businesses and Non-Profits)

All applicants will be categorized to one of the areas during the DCA internal review/approval process to ensure grant dollars are being allocated appropriately.

MCRG – Application and Grant Process

MCRG Funding is a 4-step process.  For more details, please watch the Video on the MCRG Program

  • Step 1 Application
  • Step 2 SBDC Consultant Meeting
  • Step 3 Approval of grants
  • Step 4 Implementation and Payment
Please note if your business or non-profit is awarded a resiliency grant and cannot fund the implementation of items due to cash limitation, the DCA will work, on a case-by-case basis, to assist your business or non-profit with implementation.

MCRG – Grant Calendar

Grant Application Open – April 15th, 2022

Grant Application Closes – August 31st, 2022

Grant Approvals dates:

  • 1st Approval – June 1st, 2022
    • 50% of Funds
  • 2nd Approval – July 15th, 2022
    • 30% of Funds (and any left over from 1st approval)
  • 3rd Approval – Sept 15th, 2022
    • 20 % of Funds (and any left over from prior approvals)

MCRG Confirmations

Upon successful completion of your MCRG application, you will be contacted by an SBDC Consultant from the Development Corporation of Austin (DCA) within 1-3 business days to setup a meeting to with you.

If you have not been contacted after the three (3) business day, please check your spam or junk mail folders. If you still don’t see a confirmation, email or call 507-433-9495 to confirm that your application was received.