The City of Edinburg Launches SPARC 3.0!
City Accepting Applications for 3rd Round of Stimulus Recovery Program for Local Businesses
EDINBURG, TX – The City of Edinburg and Edinburg Economic Development Corporation’s Stimulus Program Aimed at Recovery from COVID19 (S.P.A.R.C.) assists locally-owned businesses with economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. SPARC provides businesses and residents a financial means to invest back into their local Edinburg economy. It is comprised of two major components: Direct-to-Business Grant Program where eligible businesses will be awarded $2,000 in grant funding to use towards operations, and the Resident-to-Business Gift Card Program, where the City will distribute $100 gift cards to 8,000 eligible households to spend and reinvest in Edinburg SPARC approved businesses.
Initially funded through the CARES Act, the City of Edinburg launched SPARC 1.0 & 2.0 in July and August of 2020. To date, the S.P.A.R.C. program has awarded over $1.1M in grants and $800,000 in gift cards for 560 locally-owned small businesses. The newly launched SPARC 3.0 was designed with similar principles and goals in mind, but utilizes funding from the 2021 America Rescue Plan.
The City of Edinburg is NOW accepting applications from local businesses as Phase 1 of the SPARC 3.0 'Business Grant Program' through Friday August 6, 2021.
Details of Phase 2 of the SPARC 3.0 ‘Resident-to-Business Gift Card Program’ will be announced at a later date.
For more information on eligibility or to apply for the business grant, please visit www.cityofedinburg.com/sparc or call our helpline at (956) 259-HELP.