FWHCC Selected by the USHCC and Rumba Meats to Award $15,000 in Emergency Economic Relief Microgrant

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July 13, 2020
Fort Worth, Texas -- The Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (FWHCC) has been awarded $15,000 by the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) and Rumba Meats to provide emergency microgrants to Fort Worth small businesses. Local, minority-owned businesses can apply for the FWHCC Emergency Economic Relief Microgrant Program starting today, July 13, 2020.
Cargill and Rumba Meats, its meat brand focused on celebrating family and keeping Latino traditions alive, have partnered with the USHCC to launch a new Emergency Economic Relief Grants Program to assist Hispanic Chambers of Commerce and small business owners affected by COVID-19.
More than 86% of Latino business owners report experiencing immediate negative effects of COVID-19, according to a recent survey by Stanford University. Similar estimates have been reported for other entrepreneurs of color. The goal of this program is to ensure Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) have access to the information, resources, and funds they need to get past these difficult times.
“As small businesses work to re-open their doors, they’ll need access to the resources and tools offered by USHCC’s National Network of Hispanic Chambers of Commerce,” said Ramiro A. Cavazos, President & CEO, USHCC.

FWHCC President Anette Landeros is excited to provide this opportunity for the Fort Worth minority-owned business community.

“Our small businesses are resilient but planning for an uncertain future is hard for even the most experienced business leader,” said Landeros. “The funding that Rumba Meats and the USHCC has provided is going to be one additional resource for those that are still struggling to find their stride.”

FWHCC Emergency Economic Relief Microgrant Program will be accepting applications from Fort Worth, minority-owned businesses in need of emergency economic assistance. Applicants will be asked to describe the emergency need and how the funding will be used. Grants will be awarded in the amounts of $1,000 to $2,500. The grant application period will be from July 13-24, 2020. To apply, visit https://www.fwhcc.org/microgrant/.


The mission of the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (FWHCC) is to foster a vibrant economic environment for our members, individuals, and the greater Fort Worth area. With a vision of participating and contributing in building a better Fort Worth through inclusion and strategic partnerships, FWHCC helps Hispanic businesses start, expand and connect with other businesses, supports an educated workforce and engages and serves our community.

The FWHCC is a dynamic force in promoting international trade and continued overall development for its membership as well as the area’s economic community. The FWHCC strives to serve its membership through business and professional seminars and workshops, networking opportunities and business procurement assistance. For more information, visit us at: www.fwhcc.org.

Sarina Davidson, Media & Communications Coordinator
Sarina.Davidson@fwhcc.org, Office: 817-625-5411 | Cell: 915-525-9476