Gov. Abbott Announces Texas Travel Industry Recovery Grant Program & New Application Categories

“Travel and tourism are critical to both the Texas economy and local economies, supporting one in 10 jobs in Texas.”

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced a new application category opening for the Texas Travel Industry Recovery Grant (TTIR) program through the Governor’s Office of Economic Development & Tourism and beginning February 1st. 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.

“Travel and tourism are critical to both the Texas economy and local economies, supporting one in 10 jobs in Texas,” said Governor Abbott.

“All eligible tourism-related businesses in Texas are strongly encouraged to apply for this grant program. While direct travel spending in Texas is recovering at a faster rate than national averages, we continue supporting Texas businesses as they grow and expand.

"Visitor spending at Texas destinations brings more revenue into communities and spurs local job creation across industries in every region of our state. Working together, we will continue to build an even brighter Texas of tomorrow."

Eligible applicants may receive a one-time grant of up to $20,000.

The new TTIR category opens applications February 1 for:
NAICS Code   Industry
  • 532111         Passenger car rental
  • 487990         Scenic and sightseeing transportation, other
  • 487210         Scenic and sightseeing transportation, water
  • 487110         Scenic and sightseeing transportation, land
  • 485510         Charter bus industry
  • 483212         Inland water passenger transportation
  • 483114         Coastal and Great Lakes passenger transportation
  • 483112         Deep sea passenger transportation
  • 481211         Nonscheduled chartered passenger air
  • 481111         Scheduled passenger air transportation
The new category also reopens the application process February 1 for all previous applicants who may now qualify for funding or for additional funding:
  • 71                Arts, entertainment and recreation
  • 7211            Traveler accommodation: hotels and motels, bed and breakfast
  • 7212            RV parks and recreational camps; campgrounds
  • 5615            Travel arrangement and reservation services; convention and visitors bureaus  
  • 561920        Convention and trade show organizers, event and meeting planning services
  • 722              Food services and drinking places
  • 312120        Breweries and microbreweries
  • 312130        Wineries
  • 312140        Distilleries
Applicants must submit supporting documents along with their application to demonstrate compliance with grant and eligibility requirements.For eligibility and grant application details, deadlines, and the TTIR application portal, visit:
  The TTIR grant program was established by Senate Bill 8 and signed into law by the Governor following the 87th Legislative Session to administer $180 million of funds received from the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development and Tourism is tasked with marketing and promoting the state of Texas as a premier business location and travel destination.

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