WEDC flyer

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This is a flyer that appears on the Wharton Economic Development Corporation’s Facebook page. It is information on the Back in Business program, introduced by the General Land Office last week.

The Wharton Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) followed up a major announcement  by the General Land Office (GLO) about Hurricane Harvey grants for small businesses in Wharton.

WEDC Executive Director Chad Odom said it’s still early, but there will be a meeting of some kind scheduled in Wharton very soon so small business owners can take advantage of the Texas Back in Business program that is being presented.

On its Facebook page, WEDC said Texas Back in Business applications began being accepted on Monday, Dec. 2. The application process ends March 2, 2020.

The Texas Back in Business program is a $100 million Hurricane Harvey relief program for small business that was funded by the U.S. Congress through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and authorized by the GLO. In a flier that WEDC included on its Facebook post, it stipulates that this is not a bank loan and it is not affiliated with the Small Business Administration.

 “Now your small business can apply for grants from $50,000 to $250,000,” the flier read.

During this application period, you can apply online at You can also call 1-844-77-FLOOD.

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