Federal

In addition to traditional U.S. Small Business Administration funding programs, the CARES Act established several new temporary programs to address the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • Paycheck Protection Program

    This loan program provides loan forgiveness for retaining employees by temporarily expanding the traditional SBA 7(a) loan program.

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  • EIDL loan advance

    This loan advance will provide up to $10,000 of economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing temporary difficulties.

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  • SBA Express Bridge loans

    Enables small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 quickly.

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  • SBA debt relief

    The SBA is providing a financial reprieve to small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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State

Since March 14, the Texas Workforce commission helped more than one million Texans file unemployment claims.

  • Unemployment benefits services

    An individual may apply for benefits or check the status of their existing claim online at ui.texasworkforce.org.

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  • Employer work refusal documentation

    If you offered any of your employees a chance to return to work and they refused, TWC needs to know.

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  • Self-employed Texans

    If you are self-employed, a contract worker or previously worked in a position that did not report wages, you may qualify for unemployment.

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Local

The City of Austin and Travis County is working with all levels of government to secure assistance for businesses recovering from financial hardships caused by the pandemic.

  • ATX Recovers

    The website features up-to-date lists of resources for businesses and individuals; updates on local, state, and federal recovery policies; and economic indicators for the local economy.

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  • Travis County

    This page includes job opportunities, housing rights, SBA Loan Assistance, social service supports, and more resources available to individuals and businesses in Travis County.

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  • Austin Small Business Relief Grant

    The Austin Small Business Relief Grant will provide eligible small businesses with grants up to $40,000 for expenses incurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and/or for purchases to comply with safety requirements.

    Application Opens: July 7, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.
    Application Closes: July 24, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

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  • Austin Non-Profit Relief Grant

    The Austin Non-Profit Relief Grant will provide eligible Austin nonprofits with grants up to $20,000 for expenses incurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Application Opens: July 7, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.
    Application Closes: July 24, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

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