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Senator Jane Nelson: District 12
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Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 26, 2020
Contact: Katie Greer
(512) 463-0112
SENATOR NELSON JOINS TEXAS WOMAN'S UNIVERSITY IN ANNOUNCING GRANTS TO HELP WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS

AUSTIN, TX – Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, today joined the Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership at the Texas Woman's University (TWU) in announcing a grant program to support women-owned businesses amid COVID-19.

"All businesses are hurting right now, and we are working on many fronts to mitigate the negative impact this pandemic will have on our economy," Senator Nelson said. "Helping women-owned businesses navigate this time of uncertainty is a wise investment. Texas women are strong and resilient -- and this assistance will go a long way to helping female entrepreneurs through the tough times ahead."

The AssistHER COVID-19 Business Emergency Relief Grant will assist Texas, woman-owned businesses that have been severely impacted by COVID-19. To be eligible, applicants must be female U.S. citizens who are 18 or older, Texas residents, with documentation that at least 51 percent of the business is woman-owned.

Grant applications will be accepted electronically only and must not exceed five pages, submitted as a single PDF. Applications will be assessed for funding on a rolling basis until available funding, a total of $1,000,000 (100 grant awards) is expended. Applications can be submitted to smantaro@twu.edu, and questions can be directed to Tracy Irby at tirby@twu.edu, (940) 898-2894, or www.twu.edu/cwe.

“Unprecedented times call for unprecedented action,” said TWU Chancellor Carine M. Feyten. “Servant leadership runs deep at Texas Woman’s and this grant program exemplifies that philosophy.”

SENATOR JANE NELSON represents District 12, including portions of Tarrant and Denton Counties. She is Chair of the Senate Finance Committee and the highest-ranking Republican in the Texas Senate.

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