Restaurant owners in Texas may be eligible for the Texas Travel Industry Recovery Program.
The TTIR was established by the state from funds under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 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.
Who is eligible?
Business owners in the travel, tourism and hospitality industries who meet the following criteria:
- In operation prior to January 20, 2020;
- Operate in the state of Texas;
- Privately owned for-profit business or non-profit organization
- Open to the public or provide services for in-person events
- Businesses or organizations in the eligible NAICS codes listed for the travel, tourism and hospitality industries
- Suffered negative economic impact due to Covid-19
- Otherwise eligible to receive this grant funding and not barred from competing for federal awards
To apply, applicants must submit the following documents where applicable Legible photocopies, scanned documents, and digital photos of these documents are accepted in lieu of original documents.
I. Must provide one of the following:
2019, 2020, and 2021 Texas Sales and Use Tax Return 01-117 or 01-114; OR one of the below forms for 2019, 2020, and 2021:
- Texas Hotel Occupancy Tax Report (Comptroller of Public Accounts Form 12-100)
- Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (IRS Form 990)
- U.S. Individual Income Tax Return (IRS Form 1040)
- U.S. Corporation Income Tax Return (IRS Form 1120)
- U.S. Return of Partnership Income (IRS Form 1065)
- Texas Franchise Tax Annual Report (Comptroller of Public Accounts Texas Franchise Tax Form(s))
- Texas Mixed Beverage Gross Receipts Tax (Comptroller of Public Accounts Form 67-100)
Applicants submitting an IRS Form 990N must submit a Profit and Loss statement containing total revenue for the reporting period. The Profit and Loss statement must be signed and dated by an organization officer substantiating the information. The Form must also be accompanied by the 990N attestation form.
A mixture of State and Federal tax forms cannot be submitted to meet this documentation requirement. Instead, applicants should choose one type of form (i.e., Comptroller of Public Accounts Form 12-100 or IRS Form 990; not a combination thereof). In the case of a change in business type, a combination of federal forms may be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
II. Most Recent Employer’s Quarterly Federal Tax Return (IRS Form 941) or a memorandum indicating why the entity is not required to file an IRS Form 941.
III. Invoices/payroll records for reimbursement
IV. Veterans Administration Service or Benefits Letter
V. Other documentation as required for other submitted expenses.
Please see the FAQs page for full eligibility details and eligible costs for reimbursement.