These changes are consistent with assistance programs from neighboring jurisdictions as well as the Paycheck Protection Program and will retroactively apply to businesses that have already
submitted an application to the program.
1. Businesses with up to $10 million can apply for up to a $50,000 forgivable loan.
2. Allow businesses that have received federal assistance to be granted an award with the
federal assistance amount deducted from their award amount.
3. Reduce the paycheck protection requirement from 90% to 60% aligning the requirement
with the Paycheck Protection Program.
4. Businesses who already applied for the first round of funding but did not receive funding
will be moved to the second round of funding without having to reapply.
Small businesses may now apply for up to $50,000 in funds. Click here to learn more.
📌North Texas Commission (NTC) Government Report
What's in the works with the House & Senate, and what has happened, up to date 4/1/20
📌 Helpful links from across the government and health industries
Spreadsheet resource to download with governmental links
📌Texas Department of Agriculture COVID-19 Resource Page
Google document with links to Federal, State of Texas, Healthcare, and community guidance
📌IRS Updates related to COVID-19
The IRS posted Filing and Payment Deadline Questions and Answers. These Q&As address the federal filing and payment extension to July 15 due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. These Q&As currently include information on the additional extension to Oct. 15, first quarter estimated tax payments, IRAs and HSAs.
New IRS.gov page that provides updates on mission-critical functions of the IRS. This page provides an overview of changes related to IRS operations and guidance for taxpayers during this period.
Coronavirus Digital Toolkit
Coronavirus Guidance for Employers
Coronavirus Workplace Tips for Employees
Coronavirus Resource Hub for Small Businesses
Coronavirus Local/State Policy Tracker
Coronavirus Workplace Flyer
For more info, please visit the CDC’s Guidance for Businesses page.
📌Coronavirus Unemployment Legislation
Summary of "CARES" Act
📌Texas Workforce Commission
Information for Employers and those seeking unemployment benefits
The initial WHD guidance is available in three-parts:
Small Business Administration
📌 SBA Loan Information
Alert: The SBA website is experiencing high volume. We recommend logging in from 7 PM to 7 AM.
Dear Fellow Texans and Economic Development Partners,
Today, Governor Abbott announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has now granted Texas' Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) assistance declaration, making loans available statewide to small businesses and private, non-profit organizations to help alleviate economic injury caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Next Steps: Small businesses who believe they may be eligible for an SBA EIDL should visit the SBA's website where they can directly apply for assistance. The online application is the fastest method to receive a decision about loan eligibility.
We know this is a difficult time for all Texans. Please don't hesitate to contact our office if we can provide any additional information.
Stay safe, keep healthy and continue to check in with us as we provide the latest updates and resources.
-Office of the Governor, Economic Development Team
Las solicitud de prestamos de la SBA ahora disponible, este es un mensaje de la oficina del Gobernador, Equipo de Desarrollo Economico.
Hoy, el Gobernador Abbott anuncio que la Administracion de Pequenos Negocios de los Estados Unidos (SBA) ha otorgado la declaracion de asistencia del Prestamo por Desastres por Lesiones Economicas (EIDL) de Texas, poniendo a disposicion para todo el estado, prestamos para pequenas empresas y organizaciones privadas sin fines de lucro para ayudar a aliviar los danos economicos causados por el coronavirus (COVID-19).
Los pasos son los siguientes: https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-announces-approval-of-emergency-designation-for-small-business-disaster-loans-from-u.s-small-business-administration?fbclid=IwAR2R4Emhnuy-_FbLJHFL5_hEjW3LyuxwRA0n72VK_N6vdA9uLEOiJWZpgLY
Las pequenas empresas que creen que pueden ser elegibles para un EIDL de la SBA deben visitar el sitio web de la SBA donde pueden solicitar asistencia directamente.
La solicitud online es el metodo mas rapido para recibir una decision sobre la elegibilidad del prestamo.https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/Information/ApplyOnline
📌Para obtener informacion o adicional sobre los recursos COVID-19 relacionados con los negocios de Texas, incluida una lista de la documentacion requerida para el proceso de Prestamo de la SBA, visite: https://gov.texas.gov/business/page/coronavirus
Sabemos que es un momento dificiel para todos los tezanos. No dude en ponerse en contacto con nuestra oficina si podemos proporcionarle informacion adicional.
Mantengase seguro, saludable y continue en contacto con nosotros mientras brindamos las ultimas actualizaciones y recursos.
-Oficina del Gobernador, Equipo de Desarrollo Economico
Si desea obtener mayor informacion sobre esta organizacion de beneficiencia, vea a continuacion su informacion de contacto:
Director, Minority Outreach
Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce
📌 Mayor Ron Jensen and the City of Grand Prairie have followed Dallas County by declaring a local state of disaster.
View City Proclamation regarding COVID-19, released Friday, March 13, 2020.
📌 City of Grand Prairie COVID-19 Updates : A page changing as new information becomes available.
In order to help our members clarify policies to their employees and the public as they reopen, the Chamber developed a sign package for Chamber members to print and post. Feel free to select the signs you need and ignore the rest, and let us know if a scenario you need is not in the package - we can work it up for you. All images in the package were designed for 8 1/2 x 11 paper.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, there are still important ways that you can help stop the spread of COVID-19. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed, which means to stay home as much as possible. If you must go out, be sure to practice social distancing, leaving 6 feet between you and any person you come in contact with.
Other ways to help prevent the spread of this illness include:
Visit Coronavirus.gov for more information, including a list of possible symptoms, testing, what to do if you’re sick, and other frequently asked questions.
Help Main Street: Register your own or your favorite restaurant or by buying gift cards and certificates online.
Red Backpack Fund
For women-owned businesses
WFAA "Yes, We're Open!" Website
Click the link to submit your OPEN BUSINESS to the WFAA webpage listing open businesses in the area!