Applications open today for second round of Preserve the Fort business grants

Applications for the second round of Preserve the Fort business grants open at 3 p.m. this afternoon to help local businesses who have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications will remain open until 11:59 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2.

Almost $9 million is available to businesses through these grants, which are funded from a portion of the City of Fort Worth’s CARES Act allocation.

Thanks to the success of the first round of Preserve the Fort grants earlier this summer, the city’s Economic Development Department and United Way of Tarrant County have expanded the grant criteria to include slightly larger businesses with up to 500 employees, in addition to smaller for-profit businesses and self-employed individuals/independent contractors.

Special focus is also being given to bars and music venues that were forced to close as of June 26. These businesses are eligible for a grant up to three times their lost average monthly revenue before the COVID-19 disaster declaration of March 13. This award will be capped at $100,000. Businesses must demonstrate a financial impact due to COVID-19 that meets or exceeds the eligible grant amount to receive the full award.

Performing arts nonprofits will be eligible for a grant of up to 1.5 times their gross average monthly revenue before the COVID-19 disaster declaration occurred on March 13. This award will be capped at $100,000 and can be used to cover expenses from sales and concessions.

Lastly, nonprofit businesses are eligible for a Preserve the Fort grant that covers up to 75% of expenses incurred as part of their COVID-19 reopening efforts. The grant will reimburse nonprofits for expenses like personal protective equipment (PPE), plexiglass barriers, sanitizer stands and more.

A complete list of eligibility information and required documentation, for both businesses and nonprofits, is currently available on the Preserve the Fort webpage.

Document assistance available to business owners

As with the first round of Preserve the Fort grants, business owners must submit a variety of financial documentation with their application to verify their financial need. However, this may be the first time that many businesses have had to apply for financial assistance, and the process can be overwhelming.

To address this challenge, the City of Fort Worth is leveraging its partnerships to provide business owners with help to prepare their documentation, particularly their profit and loss statements. Spearheaded by Fort Worth Now, a team of volunteers will be on standby over the next several weeks to help answer questions about the documentation required for the application. Volunteers will even be available on weekends and after 5 p.m., to accommodate business owners with nontraditional working hours.

Business owners can schedule an appointment time that’s convenient for them, and will receive a 30-minute phone call from a volunteer at the appointed time to discuss whatever they need help with – whether it’s explaining documentation requirements, providing direction on the application itself, or assisting with the creation of profit and loss statements.

These document assistance appointments begin Wednesday, Sept. 9, and business owners can schedule their appointment online. Document assistance is also available in Spanish.

Business owners will be expected to submit up to seven documents – including a 2019 federal tax return, their profit and loss statement for 2019, their profit and loss statement for 2020 with data broken down by month, and a proof of employment Q1 2020 941 – as part of their application.

A faster and stronger recovery

“It’s critical that we continue to support our residents and businesses throughout the pandemic,” said Mayor Betsy Price. “By supporting our small businesses, including bars and performing art nonprofits, we can all work to ensure that Fort Worth recovers faster and stronger.”

“While we had many successes with the first round of Preserve the Fort, there’s still a lot of work to be done,” said Robert Sturns, the city’s economic development director. “In addition to our small-business owners, several of the industries for which Fort Worth is known – our bars and restaurants, our arts scene, our music venues and others – are all still struggling. This second round of funding will hopefully help offset some of the damage from the past few months.”

“United Way of Tarrant County is pleased to partner again with the City of Fort Worth on the Preserve the Fort small business grant program,” said Leah King, president and CEO of United Way of Tarrant County. “The initial round of funding provided a much-needed lifeline to more than 800 small businesses, and yet we continue to see economic devastation, especially among small business owners, as a result of COVID-19. The distribution of the next round of funds will support even more locally owned companies in Fort Worth and help them avoid layoffs or keep from going out of business.”

Important notes

  • Businesses that have already received a Preserve the Fort grant earlier this summer are still eligible to receive another one during this second round of funding.

  • Businesses that received funds from the Paycheck Protection Program or an Economic Injury Disaster Loan are still eligible for this grant.

  • Credit scores and existing debt will not be taken into account before the funds are awarded.

  • Businesses and nonprofits that receive Preserve the Fort grants will be expected to keep track of how their grant money is spent, and may be called upon to produce these documents in the event of a financial audit.

  • Business owners are encouraged to apply at FortWorthTexas.gov/preserve-the-fort until 11:59 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, and follow the city’s Economic Development Facebook page for updates.

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Communications, Marketing, and Sports Internship Applications Now Being Accepted

Carroll ISD students, grades 9- 12 who are interested in a year-round internship working with the Board and Community Relations Department may now apply for acceptance into the Communications, Marketing, and Sports Information (CMSI) Internship for the 2020-2021 school year.

Josh Yonis, Carroll Class of 2011 and current Assistant Director of Communications for the Southland Conference spent his high years serving as an intern in this program.

“If it weren’t for Carroll ISD offering CMSI and the leadership within that program,” Yonis says. “I would not be in the position I am today. That program started my career.”

Read more about Josh’s career after CMSI here.

Members of the CMSI internship play an important role throughout the school year assisting on numerous projects including the gameday experience at Dragon Stadium on Friday nights. With the installation of the new video scoreboard at Dragon Stadium in 2010, Carroll ISD staff saw an opportunity to tap students’ talents to assist with production.

CMSI interns arrive at the stadium hours before kickoff to inspect video equipment, coordinate sound checks, and oversee on-field presentations. During the game, these talented students are running the cameras feeds that are seen on the jumbotron, coordinating on-field presentations, and assisting with other marketing initiatives for the Board and Community Relations Department.

There will be opportunities this year for the students to assist in the creation of social media campaigns for the various Dragon athletic and fine arts programs. Students who may be interested in photography or graphic design have opportunities to assist in those areas as well.

CMSI extends past football season by opening up opportunities for the interns to get real-world experience throughout the school year and summer. CMSI interns can work on their journalism skills by assisting in writing stories for MySouthlakeNews. Interns are encouraged to use their voices to tell the stories that are occurring on their campuses from a student’s standpoint.

Interns will be expected to attend scheduled meetings where they will have the opportunity to network with industry professionals or work on current projects for the district. These meetings may be held in-person or virtually this year.

Carroll ISD Student grades 9-12 who are interested in applying for CMSI need to fill out the application found here, and submit them to Justin Dearing, Assistant Director of Communications via email (justin.dearing@southlakecarroll.edu) or in person at the Carroll ISD Administration Building (2400 North Carroll Avenue).

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FWPD accepting applications for part-time cadet

Ever dreamed of joining Fort Worth’s Finest? The Fort Worth Police Department is recruiting cadets who are at least a high school senior and are interested in learning more about a career in law enforcement.

These are paid, part-time, non-civil service positions designed to provide people interested in a future career as a law enforcement officer the opportunity to work in the profession. Cadets perform a variety of public safety-related duties in support of the Police Department. Flexible working hours are available; salary is $13 per hour.

Apply online.

Applicants must take a physical assessment, pass a background check and must be available to work 20 hours per week.

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Applications Now Open for 2019-2020 District Committees

The Carroll School Board invites interested parents and taxpayers to volunteer their time and expertise on several Board Advisory Committees, including the School Health Advisory Council (SHAC), the District Advisory Committee, Campus Site-Based Decision-Making Committees and more.

Completed applications must be returned to the Superintendent’s Office, 2400 N. Carroll Avenue, by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 13. Submitting an application does not necessarily guarantee participation on a committee. Members of the SHAC must be accepted and voted into their positions by the Carroll School Board. The membership of some committees, like the District Advisory Committee and Campus Site-Based Committees, must comply with state law.

New this year is the opportunity to serve on a Campus Diversity Council. The District Diversity Council (DDC) is already set for the 2019-2020 school year, but campus level opportunities are still available at every Carroll ISD campus.

In addition to the committees mentioned above, the Board also operates an Audit Committee and a Budget & Finance Committee.

Click here for a copy of the 2019-2020 Board Committee Application.

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2019-2020 CMSI Intern Applications Now Being Accepted

Carroll ISD students, grades 9- 12 who are interested in a year-round internship working with the Board and Community Relations Department may now apply for acceptance into the Communications, Marketing and Sports Information (CMSI) Internship for the 2019-2020 school year.

Josh Yonis, Carroll Class of 2011 and current Assistant Director of Communications for the Southland Conference spent his high years serving as an intern in this program.

“If it weren’t for Carroll ISD offering CMSI and the leadership within that program,” Yonis says. “I would not be in the position I am today. That program started my career.”

Read more about Josh’s career after CMSI here.

Members of the CMSI internship play an important role throughout the school year assisting on numerous projects including the gameday experience at Dragon Stadium on Friday nights. With the installation of the new video scoreboard at Dragon Stadium in 2010, Carroll ISD staff saw an opportunity to tap students’ talents to assist with production.

CMSI interns arrive at the stadium hours before kickoff to inspect video equipment, coordinate sound checks and oversee on-field presentations. During the game, these talented students are running the cameras feeds that are seen on the jumbotron, coordinating on-field presentation and assisting with other marketing initiatives for the Board and Community Relations Department.

There will be new opportunities this year for the students to assist in the creation of social media campaigns for the various Dragon athletic and fine arts programs. Students who may be interested in photography or graphic design have opportunities to assist in those areas as well.

CMSI extends past football season by opening up opportunities for the interns to get real-world experience throughout the school year and summer. CMSI interns can work on their journalism skills by assisting in writing stories for MySouthlakeNews. Interns are encouraged to use their voices to tell the stories that are occurring on their campuses from a student’s standpoint.

Interns will be expected to attend scheduled meetings where they will have the opportunity to network with industry professionals or work on current projects for the district.

Carroll ISD Student grades 9-12 who are interested in applying for CMSI need to fill out the application found here, and submit them to Justin Dearing, Assistant Director of Communications via email (justin.dearing@southlakecarroll.edu) or in person at the Carroll ISD Administration Building (2400 North Carroll Avenue).

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Communications, Marketing and Sports Information Internship Applications Now Being Accepted

Carroll ISD students, grades 9- 12 who are interested in a year-round internship working with the Board and Community Relations Department may now apply for acceptance into the Communications, Marketing and Sports Information (CMSI) Internship for the 2018-2019 school year.

Members of the CMSI internship play an important role throughout the school year assisting on numerous projects including the gameday experience at Dragon Stadium on Friday nights. With the installation of the new video scoreboard at Dragon Stadium in 2010, Carroll ISD staff saw an opportunity to tap students’ talents to assist with production.

CMSI interns arrive at the stadium hours before kickoff to inspect video equipment, coordinate sound checks and oversee on-field presentations. During the game, these talented students are running the cameras feeds that are seen on the jumbotron, coordinating on-field presentation and assisting with other marketing initiatives for the Board and Community Relations Department.

CMSI extends past football season by opening up opportunities for the interns to get real-world experience throughout the school year and summer. CMSI interns can work on their journalism skills by assisting in writing stories for MySouthlakeNews. Interns are encouraged to use their voices to tell the stories that are occurring on their campuses from a student’s standpoint.

Students who may be interested in photography or graphic design have opportunities to assist in those areas as well. Throughout the year the Board and Community Relations Department hosts events that CMSI interns have the opportunity to help with, including the Realtor Luncheon and the Carroll ISD End of Year Reception.

Carroll ISD Student grades 9-12 who are interested in applying for CMSI need to fill out the application found here, and submit them to Justin Dearing, Assistant Director of Communications via email (justin.dearing@southlakecarroll.edu) or in person at the Carroll ISD Administration Building (2400 North Carroll Avenue).

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Carroll School Board Accepting Applications To Fill Vacancy

Citizens interested in applying to fill the unexpired term for the Place 7 seat on the Carroll School Board must complete an application and turn it in to the CISD Superintendent’s Office by noon on Monday, October 2, 2017.

The Carroll School Board invites interested parents and taxpayers to volunteer their time and expertise to serve on the School Board. The seat was vacated this month by the resignation of Board President Chris Archer, who ran and was recently elected to fill a vacancy on the Southlake City Council.

School Board Vice President Sheri Mills said Trustees will consider all applications and select individuals to interview during Executive Session at a Special School Board meeting in October. The appointment will be made by majority vote of the School Board in open session.

The individual will be appointed to serve in the vacancy until the May 2018 election when voters will elect a candidate to serve out the remaining year for Place 7. The person appointed by the Board will have the choice whether or not to run in the May 2018 election. The seat will come up for election again for a three-year term in May 2019.

October 2017        Appointment to fill the Place 7 seat

May 2018                Election for Place 7 remaining one-year term

May 2019                Election for Place 7 three-year term

Interested applicants must complete the application and return it to the Superintendent’s Office, 2400 N. Carroll Avenue, Southlake, TX 76092 by Noon on Monday, October 2, 2017. Applications will be accepted via US Mail, in person, fax (817-949-8228) or by email to Barbara.Yelton@southlakecarroll.edu.

Mills said submitting an application does not necessarily guarantee participation or an interview. Applicants must certify that they are eligible to serve as a Trustee, have lived in Texas for the past 12 months and have lived in Carroll ISD for the past six months.

For more information about the qualifications for a School Board Trustee, visit the District Webpage to read Board Policy BBA (Legal) on the CISD website.

 

Place 7 School Board Application

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Citizens Police Academy applications available

The Colleyville Citizens Police Academy is seeking applications for the 2017 class. The program invites residents to learn about the operations of the Colleyville Police Department through a 12-week program. The class meets at 7:00 p.m. Thursdays once a week from starting Feb. 23, 2017. The course will cover and include hands-on experiences with firearms safety, K9 deployment, traffic stops, building searches, and more. The Police Department will accept applications until the class fills up with about 20 participants.

Those interested can bring in or mailthe completed application form to Corporal Raymon Cannonthe Justice Center, 5201 Riverwalk Drive, Colleyville, Texas 76034.

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Boards, Commissions, and Committee applications due Nov. 30

The Colleyville City Council is seeking citizens to serve on the following Boards, Commissions, and Committees. Applications will be accepted through Nov. 30, 2016.

Architectural Review Commission
Colleyville Center Advisory Committee
Parks and Recreation Advisory Board

Completed applications should be submitted to the city secretary via email to or , fax 817.503.1139, or mail: City of Colleyville, City Secretary, 100 Main Street, Colleyville, Texas 76034. For additional information, call 817.503.1130.

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