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Applicant Information

Eligibility & Requirements

Eligible Business Type

Eligible Business Types:

  • Restaurants and Bars
  • Retail (Apparel, Footwear, Home Furnishings, Electronics, Sporting Goods, Crafting, etc)
  • Office (Single or multi-Tenant Professional Offices)
  • Hotel
  • Specialty/ Gourmet Grocery

Any business tenant interested in applying must have a lease agreement of three (3) or more years at the property where improvements will be made. The HEDC retains the discretion to consider stores that fall outside the above-mentioned business types, but serve to fill a limited or underserved sector.

Non-Eligible Business Types:

  • Automotive Oriented Business
  • Personal Services (Nail or Beauty Salon, Massage)
  • Dollar or Thrift Stores

Eligible Projects

  • Structural walls, subfloor, or ceiling
  • Attached fixtures
  • Roofing (arising from structural or integrity concerns)
  • Exterior door/window replacement
  • Mechanical equipment
  • Security or fire protection systems
  • Exterior painting
  • Electrical or plumbing repair, installation, or upgrade
  • Interior cabinetry or woodwork
  • Exterior brick veneers or treatments
  • Signage (new, repair or replacement)
  • Original exterior architectural feature repair or replacement
  • Interior/exterior demolition
  • Interior drywall or feature walls
  • Improvements for ADA accessibility compliance

Required Documents

The applicant must provide the following:

  • Completed Scope of Work o Narrative description of the project scope
    • o Construction schedule
    • o Contractor scope of work with cost estimates
    • o Renderings and/or architecture plans
    • o Photos of the current condition
  • Project Budget
    • Provide a budget for the project with cost estimates and indicate assumptions for all estimated costs.
  • • Additional Documents
    • Copy of lease or lease extension
    • Copy of Texas Sales Tax Permit or a Detailed Confidentiality Report from the State Comptroller’s Office, if applicable.

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