According to the General Land Office (GLO), on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 2 p.m., Texas Back in Business will host a webinar for small business owners damaged by Hurricane Harvey. 

This webinar is especially designed for those who have not been able to attend outreach presentations being held in the 49 eligible counties, including Wharton. The new federally funded program is awarding $50,000 up to $250,000 in disaster relief and qualified Texas small business owners have until March 2 to apply at no cost online at

Last month, the Wharton Economic Development Corp. (WEDC) hosted its lone program at 9er’s and it was attended by at least a dozen people, most of them with vital questions to those who spoke about how Harvey affected and continues to affect their business. It included an official each from GLO, Texas Back in Business, and WEDC. 

Each official at the time said those who didn’t attend still had an opportunity to apply for this new economic revitalization program that is awarding at least $50,000. This webinar is similar to the information that was shared in Wharton.

In a press release, GLO explains how one can view the live webinar presentation. Visit to access the live stream. 

Register using Webex. Attendees will not need a password or registration ID. You may need to download Webex. You are asked to follow the instruction prompts. To join audio only: +1-415-655-0001, access code: 668 573 392.

For persons needing special accommodations, email for assistance.

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