Business Improvement Grant Program
The purpose of this program is to encourage businesses within the City of Sealy to make improvements as defined in the grant program which would result in additional business activity. If you are planning on opening a new business or expanding your current business and looking at façade or signage improvements, you may want to consider applying for a Business Improvement Grant from the Sealy Economic Development Corporation. If you are currently located or looking to locate in the Downtown District area, we have a grant category to assist with permanent plumbing and electrical improvements in addition to the above-referenced grants. If you have any questions regarding this program please contact the Sealy Economic Development Corporation.
- Click to view the Grant Program Guidelines and Criteria
- Click to view and complete the Grant Program Application
- Downtown District Map
Completed applications must be submitted to the Executive Director on or before the first Tuesday of each month to be considered at the next regular SEDC board meeting. Late applications will not be accepted. The board meets on the third Tuesday of each month.
Please note: No grant will be awarded for work that has been started, in progress, or completed. In addition, the grant APPLICANT is responsible for obtaining all applicable city permits related to the improvement project, and failure to do so will render the applicant ineligible to receive grant funding.
It is advised that ANY APPLICANT review their plans for improvements prior to applying for a grant with the City of Sealy Planning/Building Department, located at 405 Main Street, or you may call 979-885-1669.
The City of Sealy and the Sealy Economic Development Corporation have developed an economic development incentives package as a means of attracting commercial prospects to the Sealy area. We are committed to the promotion of quality development within the City and to improving the quality of life for its citizens. The City will consider providing incentives to appropriate businesses in accordance with the procedures and criteria outlined in the various policies. We strongly encourage that you discuss potential incentives with the City Manager early in the stages of development.
In furtherance of these purposes, the City of Sealy will, on a case-by-case basis, give consideration to providing economic incentives to applicants in accordance with the Chapter 380, Economic Development Incentive Policy. Please click on the following link to view the Chapter 380 policy that was approved by city council on August 20, 2016: City of Sealy, Chapter 380 Economic Development Incentive Policy
If you are requesting financial assistance from the Sealy Economic Development Corporation, the applicant must submit a letter with the required supporting documentation. The below business information form must be completed and submitted to the Sealy EDC, prior to any construction or improvements to the proposed new or expanding project. Each project is evaluated on a case-by-case basis and subject to the availability of funds.
Required Information Form: Click to view and print the business information form
City of Sealy, Texas – Tax Abatement Policy
DISCLAIMER: The material contained in this section is provided for informational purposes only and cannot be construed as a commitment.
The State of Texas offers a variety of incentives and programs to qualifying companies. We will work closely with the State of Texas incentive program representatives on potential qualifying projects.
DISCLAIMER: The material contained in the Summary of State Incentives is provided for informational purposes only and cannot be construed as a commitment.
Sealy Economic Development Corporation
313 Main Street
PO Box 517
Sealy, Texas 77474
Sealy EDC Main Number :
Our Mission…We strive to encourage business growth, to create and retain employment opportunities, and to improve the quality of life in Sealy.