The Texas Travel Industry Recovery Grant Program (TTIR) was established by Senate Bill 8 and signed into law by the Governor following the 87th Legislature (Third Called Session) to administer $180 million received from the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
The TTIR Program was established to provide one-time reimbursement grants of up to $20,000 for the recovery of Texas businesses in the tourism, travel, and hospitality industries that were negatively impacted due to COVID-19. These one-time grants are to reimburse eligible costs to these qualifying businesses.
Applicants in the travel, tourism, and hospitality industries (as determined by eligible NAICS code) who were negatively impacted by COVID-19 are able to apply.
Basic qualifying criteria for a prospective applicant includes, but is not limited to, the following:
Due to the size of the industry and the high number of potential applicants, applications will be accepted in phases by industry sector identified by NAICS code.
|Category||Application Window||NAICS Code||Industry||Max Allocation|
|1||July 6 – August 7||312120
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services; Convention and Visitors Bureaus
Convention and Trade Show Organizers, Event and Meeting Planning Services
RV Parks and Recreational Camps; Campgrounds
|2||September 1 – 22||71||Arts, Entertainment and Recreation||$34,200,000|
|3||October 1 – 22||7211||Traveler Accommodation: Hotels and Motels, Bed and Breakfast||$42,750,000|
|4||November 1 – 22||722||Food Services and Drinking Places||$85,500,000|
If funds remain after the first four phases, a fifth phase will revisit any unfunded applications to award the remaining funds.
In order to expedite the application process, please be sure to have the following documents prepared:
For entities that do not file the Texas Sales and Use Tax, one of the forms listed below may be substituted where Texas 00-117/01-114 forms are required. A mixture of forms may not be submitted to meet the requirements. Applicants must choose one type of form (i.e., Comptroller of Public Accounts Form 12-100, or IRS Tax Form 990; not a combination thereof).
Applications will be reviewed by the TTIR staff for completeness and eligibility.
Before applying, applicants should review the required documents listed on the TTIR online portal.
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