Emergency Cash Assistance Program (ECAP)
As part of a county-wide collaboration, Hays County is establishing the Emergency Cash Assistance Program (ECAP) grant fund, which will disperse $600,000 to local businesses. The ECAP Fund is designed for those small businesses located in Hays County that are struggling to sustain operations due to the COVID-19 health crisis and were unable to secure assistance via the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loan through the CARES Act or the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program through the US Small Business Administration.
What is ECAP?
The ECAP fund, which was initiated by the Hays County Commissioners Court, is a collaboration between the County, the City of Kyle, PeopleFund, and the Greater San Marcos Partnership (GSMP). The fund will provide a grant of up to $10,000 to qualifying businesses on a first-come, first served basis. The loan agency PeopleFund, a non-profit community lender, will manage the application process. Read more on the GSMP website.
How can I apply for ECAP funding for my business?
A PDF version of the application is available for review to help prepare applicants for the information that will be requested. On Monday, August 10, applicants may begin submitting their application and required documents online at https://peoplefund.org/hays/.
Applications will close once all funds have been awarded or until December 31, 2020, whichever comes first. Please review the details, requirements and process below before proceeding to the application.
Hard copy applications can be found at the following locations beginning Monday, August 3:
San Marcos Library via front porch pickup – 625 E Hopkins St, San Marcos, TX 78666
Wimberley Village Library – 400 FM2325, Wimberley, TX 78676
Kyle Public Library – 550 Scott St, Kyle, TX 78640
Buda Chamber of Commerce – 203 Railroad St 1 C, Buda, TX 78610
All hard copy applications should be mailed to PeopleFund, 2921 E. 17th Street Building D Suite 1
Austin, TX 78702