Texas Back In Business

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Texas Back in Business is a job creation and/or retention program that is using CDBG-DR funds to help applicants in Hurricane Harvey eligible counties. Application intake and reviews for Texas Back in Business (TBIB) are completed. To date, Texas Back in Business has awarded $89,125,000 to 574 businesses to support 1,843 jobs.


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What is eligible? In accordance with HUD rules, funds may be used for certain working capital expenses, including payroll, purchasing equipment, financing inventory and similar business costs not associated with construction or expansion of existing facilities. 

What is not eligible? Renovations, repairs, or improvements to buildings, purchase of equipment that must be affixed to a building, acquisition of real property, reimbursement for inventory or equipment purchased prior to the award, any pre-hurricane working capital expenses, relieving bad debt, or idle capacity/facility cost recovery are all not eligible justifications for receiving a HUD-funded grant.

How do I check on the status of my application?
Using the email you provided in your application, send an email to:

Have a Question?
Phone: 1-844-773-5663
Texas RELAY for speech or hearing impaired: 7-1-1 

How do I file a complaint?
Please click the link here to view the complaint procedure document.

Two-stage appeals process:

Level I Appeal:  The applicant businesses authorized representative or point of contact must first appeal the decision they are contesting to the Program.

There are three (3) methods for submitting a Level I appeal to TBIB:

  • Email
  • Call the TBIB at 844-773-5663 for an appeal form.
  • Printed appeals form may be mailed to:
    Texas Back in Business c/o
    Texas General Land Office
    PO Box 12873
    Austin, TX 78711-2873

Level II Appeal:
If an applicant business is not satisfied with the outcome of the first level of appeal, they may then appeal on a second level directly to the GLO.

GLO Resources