Employment Incentive Program

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The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding can be utilized for job creation and incentivizing employment. “Get Hired” encourages individuals to apply to small businesses within Fort Bend County – and encourages them to stay hired by offering an incentive after 90 days of employment. This assists small businesses in their operation efforts so they can acquire and retain employees.

Grant Criteria:

  • Business or Non-Profit is located and generating revenue in Fort Bend County.
  • Business/ Organization must have been active (as defined above) as of December 31, 2020.
  • Revenue Requirements: $25,000 – $5,000,000 (as reported on 2020 Tax Return as gross sales and receipts).
  • Business/organization must have at least one (1) employee (or owner/employee) and no more than fifty (50) employees

Employer Required Documentation (if applicable)

  • Driver’s License (or valid government ID) – not expired
  • Certificate of Good Standing or Franchise Tax Status, DBA or Schedule C
  • Formation Documentation
  • Tax Return (2020) including but not limited to 1120S,1040 (with Schedule C), Form 990 and 1065
    • The entire tax return must be provided.
    • The tax return must be signed or the applicant must provide Form 8879 (confirmation of e-file signature).
    • If it is an amended tax return, must provide an IRS Tax Return Transcript
  • Signed and dated W9 – section 1-3 should be completed.
  • New Hire Form – includes DL of employee.

Employee Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must complete interview process and accept employment offer.
  • Employee must work 20+ hours per week (average) over the 90 day period. 
  • Employee must be in good standing and must complete 90 calendar days in order to be eligible to receive the “Get Hired” incentive.
  • Employee total compensation cannot exceed $25 per hour or $50,000 annually.
  • If the applicant is not hired or does not complete the required days/ hours of continuous employment, no incentive will be paid.

Employer Required Documentation

  • Driver’s License (or valid government ID) – not expired
  • Bank statements highlighting corresponding payroll transactions
  • Check copies: front and back endorsed by the bank
  • Payroll ledger (bank statements for support)
  • 3 months of paycheck stubs for the specified employee

Start ApplicationSubmit only one application per EIN.

Contact information

General email for inquiries: FBCGetHired@mpact-consulting.com

General Help Line: 832-520-4348