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Edinburg  Starts New Year with SPARC


Calendar emojiJanuary 10, 2021  
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City Continues its Commitment to Support Local Businesses Through COVID Recovery Program

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. The SPARC program is designed to assist businesses and residents with the financial means to invest into their local Edinburg economy. SPARC is back with its fourth round which includes two new recovery programs that will allow both locally-owned business owners and home-based business owners the opportunity to continue to invest into their business.

The SPARC 4.0 Facade Improvement Program will provide funding up to $10,000 for locally-owned businesses to improve and beautify their business through physical improvements such as paint, signage, minor window repairs, outdoor patios, etc. 

The SPARC 4.0 Home-Based Business Program will provide a $2,000 award to business owners who are based out of their homes. Home-Based business owners are encouraged to utilize awarded funds on furniture, supplies, equipment, etc. 

In July of 2020, the City of Edinburg initiated SPARC 1.0 and 2.0, which were funded by the CARES Acts. Keeping the similar principles and goals of our residents in mind, the City of Edinburg launched SPARC 3.0 in August of 2021, which allowed the businesses and residents the financial means to reinvest into their local Edinburg economy. To date, the S.P.A.R.C program has awarded over $2M in grants to locally-owned small businesses and $1.8M in gift cards to Edinburg residents. The newly launched SPARC 4.0 Home-Based Business Program and the Facade Improvement Program are designed to fund and support business owners. 

The City of Edinburg will be accepting applications from local businesses for SPARC 4.0 beginning at 8AM on Monday, January 10, 2022 until all funds have been depleted. All Facade Home Improvement Program approved businesses must have their projects completed by October 1, 2022. 

For more information on eligibility or to apply for the business grants, please visit www.cityofedinburg.com/sparc or call our helpline at (956) 259-HELP.