Texas Travel Industry Recovery Grant Program

Starting February 1, 2023, a new application category will open for the Texas Travel Industry Recovery Grant (TTIR) program through the Texas Economic Development & Tourism Office. The TTIR Program provides one-time grants of up to $20,000 for the recovery of Texas businesses in the tourism, travel, and hospitality industry that were negatively impacted during the pandemic.

The new TTIR category opens applications February 1 for the following NAICS codes and also reopens the application process for all previous applicants who may now qualify for funding or for additional funding:
NAICS CodeIndustry
5February 1, 2023
532111Passenger Car Rental
487990Scenic & Sightseeing Transportation, Other
487210Scenic & Sightseeing Transportation, Water
487110Scenic & Sightseeing Transportation, Land
485510Charter Bus Industry
483212Inland Water Passenger Transportation
483114Coastal & Great Lakes Passenger Transportation
483112Deep Sea Passenger Transportation
481211Nonscheduled Chartered Passenger Air
481111Scheduled Passenger Air Transportation
312120Breweries; Microbreweries
5615Travel Arrangement & Reservation Services; Convention & Visitors Bureaus
561920Convention & Trade Show Organizers, Event & Meeting Planning Services
7212RV Parks & Recreational Camps; Campgrounds
71Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
7211Traveler Accommodation: Hotels & Motels, Bed & Breakfast
722Food Services & Drinking Places

Applicants must submit supporting documents along with their application to demonstrate compliance with grant and eligibility requirements. This application round will remain open until remaining funds are dispersed. For eligibility and grant application details, deadlines, an application instruction video, and the TTIR application portal, visit ttir.gov.texas.gov.
Type of Incentive
The TTIR Program was established 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. These one-time grants are to reimburse eligible costs to these qualifying businesses.

Who Can Apply?
Applicants in the travel, tourism, and hospitality industries (as determined by eligible NAICS code) who were negatively impacted by COVID-19 are able to apply.  Basic qualifying criteria for a prospective applicant includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • 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
  • Business or organization in the eligible NAICS codes listed for the travel, tourism and hospitality industries (NAICS codes 71, 722, 7211, 7212, 5615, 561920, 312120, 312130, 312140, 532111, 487990, 487210, 487110, 485510, 483212, 483114, 483112, 481211, 481111)
  • Suffered negative economic impact due to COVID-19
  • Otherwise eligible to receive this grant funding and not barred from competing for federal awards, including the guidelines on government-wide suspension and debarment in 2 CFR part 180 or for any other reason.

Alternate Forms
For entities that do not file the Texas Sales and Use Tax, one of the forms listed below may be substituted where Texas 00-117/01-114 forms are required. Applicants must submit the following documents where applicable; legible photocopies, scanned documents, and digital photos of documents are accepted in lieu of original documents. One of the following alternate forms may be substituted 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.