Texas Travel Industry Recovery Grant Program

Texas Travel Industry Recovery Grant Program (TTIR) was established by Senate Bill 8 during the 87th Legislature, Third Special Session, to administer $180 million of funds received from the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund, which was established under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The purpose of TTIR is to provide grants for the recovery of Texas businesses in the tourism, travel, and hospitality industry that were negatively impacted due to COVID-19, in particular those businesses

TTIR will support the Texas tourism, travel, and hospitality industry by making grant funds available to businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19 in order to improve safety, customer service, and hospitality within their operations and further encourage travel and tourism industry recovery.

TTIR will issue a one-time payment capped at $20,000 to eligible Texas businesses that experienced an economic loss due to COVID-19.

A grant will be available to eligible businesses in the following industries: Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation, Accommodation and Meetings, and Food Services and Drinking Places (NAICS codes 71 , 722 , 7211 , 7212 , 5615 , 561920 , 312120 , 312130 , 312140 ).

Texas Travel Industry Recovery Program.

To apply for the Texas Travel Industry Recovery Grant Program (TTIR Program), each user must establish a user account and password. New users should click on the register button, on the top right of the page. Returning users should click the login button.

Password Requirements:

  • Minimum 12 characters
  • least 1 Upper Case
  • least 1 Lower Case
  • At least 1 Number
  • At least 1 special character
  • For a detailed walktrough of the apllication process, please view the application video tutorial below.
For a detailed walkthrough of the application process, please view the application video tutorial below.
If you have technical issues related to the online application please take a screenshot of the error you are experiencing and record the page and time the error occurred. These items should be submitted along with your email address to the TTIR Program team. Use the following links for instructions on how to take a screenshot on Windows or Mac.

Users will be required to answer each question in the online application and attach all pertinent documents. After an application is submitted in the online application portal, no changes to the application can be made once it is certified. Please make sure all information and responses are true and correct before clicking the Certify button.

A grant will be available to eligible businesses in the following industries: Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation, Accommodation and Meetings, and Food Services and Drinking Places (NAICS codes 71 , 722 , 7211 , 7212 , 5615 , 561920 , 312120 , 312130 , 312140 ).

 

Required Information and Documents


In order to expedite the application process, please be sure to have the following documents prepared:

  • 2019 Texas Sales and Use Tax Returns 01-117 or 01-114
  • 2020 Texas Sales and Use Tax Returns 01-117 or 01-114
  • 2021 Texas Sales and Use Tax Returns 01-117 or 01-114
  • Most Recent Quarterly Tax Form 941
  • Invoices/Payroll Records for Reimbursement
  • Veterans Service or Benefits Letter

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. A mixture of forms may not be submitted to meet the requirements. Applicants must choose one type of form (i.e., Comptroller of Public Accounts Form 12-100, or IRS Tax Form 990; not a combination thereof).

  • Texas Hotel Occupancy Tax Report (Comptroller of Public Accounts Form 12-100)
  • Non-Profit organization Return (IRS Tax Form 990)
  • Personal Federal 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 Taxpayer Number

EIN/SSN

NAICS Code

FAQ

Payroll Provider Letter In Lieu of IRS Form 941

Application Acceptance Phases

Attention:

Due to the size of the industry and the high number of potential applicants, applications will be accepted in phases by industry sector identified by NAICS code. The application window for each phase is listed below.
Category Key Dates: Application Window NAICS Code Industry
1 July 6 – August 7

312120
312130
312140
5615

561920

7212

Breweries; microbreweries
Wineries
Distilleries
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services; Convention and Visitors Bureaus
Convention and Trade Show Organizers, Event and Meeting Planning Services
RV Parks and Recreational Camps; Campgrounds
2 September 1 - September 22 71 Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
3 October 1 - October 22 7211 Traveler Accommodation: Hotels and Motels, Bed and Breakfast
4 November 1 - November 22 722 Food Services and Drinking Places
5 If funds remain after the first four phases, a fifth phase will revisit any 
unfunded applications to award the remaining funds.

Required Software and Capabilities

Browser that supports TLS 1.2 or higher

Need more help?

Please visit our FAQs page for more detailed information and answers to commonly asked questions. For questions contact the TTIR Program staff at tourismrecoverygrant@gov.texas.gov