Going Further for Our Clients’ Communities
Proud to partner with Wilco Forward Small Business Grant Program
Helping small businesses in Williamson County recover from the pandemic
On March 16, 2021, the Williamson County Commissioners’ voted unanimously to approve a Grant Administration Services Agreement to allow mvba to help the County administer the second phase of their Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act aid. Specifically, mvba will process and review all applications as they are received to make sure that they are complete in their information and documentation. They will determine eligibility and grant amount for each application. mvba will provide this info to the Williamson County Treasurer and Williamson County Auditor for final review, decision, processing and distribution of grants.
Second round of aid for essential food services in North Austin suburbs
Williamson County will disburse $10 million to food service, bar, and hotel/motel businesses who qualify and apply for funds by April 16, 2021, at https://www.wilco.org/forward. Eligible businesses include not just brick-and-mortar restaurants, but also food trucks, caterers, and bed and breakfasts. These businesses stand to receive grant money up to $500 per employee, capped at $10,000 per business. Businesses selling gasoline or diesel will not qualify.
Over $34 million already granted to thousands of businesses in Wilco Forward
In their first round of aid earlier in the pandemic, the County’s Wilco Forward program to disburse federal aid helped over 3,600 local businesses with grants. According to Claire Osborn at the Austin American-Statesman, this second round of money “comes from funds left over from the $93 million the county received in the CARES Act in April [of 2020].”
mvba’s deep client service benefits Texas communities
“We’re proud to partner with Williamson County always, and especially in these very trying times. They have been a premier client of the firm since 1994. Not to mention, we’re based in Williamson County and have been since 2007.” says Bryant Smith, Executive Director of mvba from the Round Rock office. “This is typical of the level of service we extend to all of our clients across Texas. We were glad when they asked us to roll up our sleeves and pitch in. We try to go above and beyond expectations in all of our interactions; that’s why our tagline is Going Further.”