Small businesses are the hardest hit during COVID-19 but the City of Odessa is helping out.

According to NewsWest 9, the program's purpose is to give relief to small and micro-businesses that have not been able to receive funding from federal programs.

"The unfortunate thing about COVID is that it’s impacted every aspect of our lives, and certainly for a small business owner it really has impacted their ability to earn a living. Moreover, it’s really devastated a number of small businesses," said Odessa City Manager, Michael Marrero.

There is a criteria that businesses have to meet like being in the city limits of Odessa as well as generating less than $750,000 in annual gross revenue.

Applications are available at the city manager's office or you can download it from the City of Odessa website.