San Antonio’s plan to aid businesses in construction zones advances

A grant program intended to offset what City Manager Erik Walsh called a “one-two punch” of losses some small businesses have suffered in recent years is moving forward after City Council discussion Wednesday. 

Funded with $2.25 million in federal funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the COVID/Construction Recovery Grants Program will provide qualifying businesses grants to make up for revenue loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic and protracted road projects that have kept customers away. 

But city officials say there needs to be more effort put toward finishing construction projects on time and communicating with small business owners throughout the process. 


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