Applications & Documentation

If you are familiar with the BLEDC process and are aware of what type of assistance you are requesting, please click on the link below corresponding to the type of assistance you need.  Please print the application and complete all information and return to the BLEDC for consideration.

If you are not familiar with the BLEDC Grant/Loan Program, or unsure what type of assistance you may need, please complete the "Assistance Request" form below and we will contact you for more information and will assist you in the application process.

The goal of the BLEDC is to promote the economy of Big Lake, Texas, by providing all types of assistance to both existing and new businesses.  We are here to help you overcome burdens and obstacles you may face in business development.

Please review the Grant/Loan process at the bottom of this page (here) for important information.

In order for your application to be considered by the BLEDC Board of Directors, and to schedule a presentation by you and/or your representatives, the completed application and all required documentation must be received by the Executive Director no later than 12:00 noon on the last Friday before the meeting.

The process generally takes 90 days or more from presentation to disbursement.

Typical scenario for timeline:

2. Next regularly scheduled board meeting:

3. Next following regularly scheduled board meeting:

4. If approved amount is equal to or greater than ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00), Executive Director will submit a Resolution, prepared by an attorney, to be read at the next regularly scheduled City Council meeting.  It is possible that one or more City Council meetings will pass before the Resolution is completed;

5. Next regularly scheduled City Council meeting:

6. Any awarded monies can be disbursed after this and 60 days public notice date and subject to terms and agreements as set forth by the Big Lake EDC Board of Directors.