Recovery Grants

Collin County Emergency Housing and Living Assistance (EHLA) Program


Non-profits: Looking for the RFQ for the Emergency Housing and Living Assistance (EHLA) Program? Please visit the county-wide site at the City of Allen for more information.


Residents: The grant application will be available June 1, 2020. Funds are NOT first-come, first-serve. The grant runs through December 1, 2020. Questions or concerns? Email EHLAGrant@mckinneytexas.org or call 972-547-9001.


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McKinney Strong COVID-19 Small Business Program


The City of McKinney, partnering with the McKinney Community Development Corporation (MCDC), established the McKinney Strong COVID-19 Small Business and Nonprofit Grant program, offering up to $1,500 grants to eligible McKinney-based small businesses and nonprofits enduring economic hardships due to COVID-19. The grant is funded by up to $1 million dollars in unallocated MCDC promotional funds, as legislative parameters allow.


Applications dates: May 1 - May 10, 2020


Eligibility requirements:

  • Be a small business or nonprofit in the City of McKinney
  • Employ 50 or fewer full-time equivalent employees
  • Conduct business out of a commercial location in McKinney
  • Demonstrate a financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic


Eligible business expenses for March and April 2020:

  • Rent for a commercial location
  • Mortgage payment as the sole occupant for a commercial location 
  • Utilities (water, gas, electric, trash)
  • Communications (wireless, telephone, internet)


Financial hardship includes, but not limited to:

  • Employee furloughs and layoffs
  • Restricted access to capital
  • Revenue decline
  • Decreased or inability to serve customers
  • Increased operating costs
  • Limited or interrupted supply and deliveries from vendors


Grant award amount:

  • Up to $1,500 will be awarded to each eligible small business or nonprofit 
  • Grants are calculated based on documentation of eligible business expenses
  • Approved grant amounts may be reduced if total applicants and awards exceeds program funding


Estimated timeline:

  • May 1 - 10 | Applications accepted 
  • May 11 - 14 | Applications reviewed
  • May 15 | Qualified applicants will be notified of grant award amount
  • May 18 - June 8 | Grant payments processed and payment issued

Questions or concerns? Contact us by email or call 972-547-7653 

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