CITY & COUNTY
News from Keller, Roanoke, Northeast Fort Worth & Tarrant County
Applications being accepted for grants to help businesses
City restrooms to offer free menstrual products
said in the release. “These funds will help more local businesses stay open, keep their employees, grow their success and continue to be a strong force in our county.” The grant application process opened at noon July 11. As of 8 a.m. July 12, the county had received 313 applications. Of those applications, 231 were from businesses with 10 or fewer employees, according to Maegan South, the county’s economic development manager. Grants of up to $27,500 will be awarded to busi- nesses and nonprofits based on eligibility and the number of employees. Businesses may have no more than 50 employ- ees as of the first quarter of 2020, according to program requirements. They must also be located in Tarrant County. The grant program will run until Aug. 31 or until funds are depleted. Applications will be processed in the order they are received. Visit www.tarrantcounty.com/recovery to submit an application.
BY VALERIE WIGGLESWORTH
FORT WORTH The city of Fort Worth will start offering free menstrual products in restrooms at its community centers, libraries, City Hall and munic- ipal court. City Council voted unanimously June 14 on the plan, which was inspired by two Paschal High School students who successfully advocated for sanitary napkins and tampons to be provided for free in Fort Worth ISD schools. District 9 Council Member Elizabeth Beck said she learned about the teens’ effort through the media and wanted the city to do its part. “Tonight’s council proposal is about equity,” Beck said. “It’s about dignity, and it’s about basic human hygiene.” The memo stated that a similar initiative in 2019 in other Texas cities cost about $33,000 a year. City staff plan to get an estimate on costs for Fort Worth facilities and begin implementation. “We don’t ask residents to source their own toilet paper or their own soap, and feminine products are the same basic hygiene necessities, which is why it makes sense that they would be provided in city facilities,” Beck said.
BY VALERIE WIGGLESWORTH
TARRANT COUNTY The county will be using $25 million in federal funds to help small busi- nesses adversely affected by the pandemic. The Commissioners Court voted unanimously at its June 14 meeting to approve the Small Busi- ness Workforce Recovery Grant Program. Funds will help businesses with workforce recovery, retention, recruitment, training and develop- ment, according to a county news release. “We know that small businesses continue to bear the brunt of the economic impacts of the pandemic,” Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley
GRANT DETAILS Tarrant County is offering grants to eligible small businesses.
Businesses may be eligible to receive up to $27,500 each.
Applications close Aug. 31 .
• Businesses may have no more than 50 employees as of Q1 in 2020. • Businesses must be in Tarrant County.
SOURCE: TARRANT COUNTY/ COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER
Texas Oncology–Keller Has Moved to a New Location
To better serve our patients, Texas Oncology–Keller has moved to a new location to provide enhanced, convenient access to cancer care with the same team of trusted physicians who have always served the community. We provide comprehensive services including medical oncology, hematology, breast surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, clinical trials, and genetic risk evaluation. With Texas Oncology, you don’t have to choose between expert cancer care and staying close to friends and family. To schedule an appointment, visit TexasOncology.com.
TEXAS ONCOLOGY–KELLER 9750 Hillwood Parkway Fort Worth, TX 76177 • 817-697-5620
COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER • COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM
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