Guide on Reopened Retail Businesses from the Texas Department of State Health Services. This is not a guide for essential businesses.
A suggested Essential Business List for Lee County. If you have questions about your business call the Lee County Call Center.
Essential Services as defined by the Texas Department of Homeland Security
Essential Worker Travel Form
General advice to everyone:
Economic Injury Disaster Loan
is providing low interest working capital loans of up to $2 million to
small businesses and nonprofits affected by coronavirus. Loans have an
interest rate of 3.75% for small business and 2.75% for nonprofits. Loan
repayment terms vary by applicant. EIDL is the only program that 501(c)6 organizations are eligible for.
Apply online at this link:
Here's a slideshow of how to apply for EIDL: contains info on the loans as well as non-monetary assistance the SBA can give
Paycheck Protection Program from Small Business Association
BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU
US CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
SENATE CARES ACT BILL
HEROES ACT -CORONAVIRUS RECOVERY
Giddings Economic Development Corporation Business Grants
GEDC Healthcare Business Expansion Grants for local healthcare providers, first responders and other personnel operating a healthcare-related practice or testing facility within the city of Giddings.
GEDC Business Retention Grants for locally owned and/or operated small businesses operating in the city limits. Businesses activity must have been impacted by COVID-19 pandemic – either forced closure, forced reduction or change in operating hours or activity, supply chain disruption, or loss of customers.
Request the Small
Business Retention Grant by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org or texting 979-777-7228 for an application.
Business Retention Grants may also be made available on a case by case basis for
businesses impacted by the decline in oil & gas activity. For
information, please contact the GEDC at email@example.com or by calling 979-777-7228.
FEDERAL INCOME TAX
Federal Income Tax
MISCELLANEOUS FINANCIAL RESOURCES
Texas Downtown Association
Business for All
Small Business Relief Fund from GoFundMe
Facebook Business Grants
Extensive List of Small Business Grants
LiftFund Disaster Relief Loan
Verizon Small Business Recovery Fund
Rapid Relief & Resiliency Fund
Office of the Texas Governor, Economic Development: Recommendations for Businesses During COVID-19 Crisis
Texas COVID Relief Fund from Onestar Foundation. Funds being gathered. Sign up for email notifications. Persons who qualify are non-profits, schools and government org.
Domestic Violence Shelter Grant Program from the Mary Kay Foundation.
Housing Preservation Grant from USDA
Creative Capital Awards
MusiCares Relief Fund
Frequently Asked Questions - Answered by the Texas Hotel & Lodging Association about the Governor's order
What Hotel Owners Need to Know about the CARES Act
Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission
Pandemic Relaunch Kit for Restaurants & Bars
Center for Disease Control & Prevention Resources for Business & Employers
Coronavirus Resource Guide
The Small Business Resource Center
TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION
Staying Connected during Covid
Sign up for covid-19 related updates for Texas Businesses
Better Business Bureau - Business Status Update Artwork
USDA Federal Rural Resource Guide for Covid-19
Helping Entrepreneurs Create Strong PPP Applications from the NDC.
The Governor's Central Texas Small Business Webinar -
US Chamber of Commerce
Texas Workforce Commission Answers Questions on Unemployment Benefits from April 13. Recording.
Three Webinars from the Better Business Bureau: Recordings
Business Strategies for an Evolving Future from The Office of the Governor - Wed May 20 from 1pm-2pm. Register
For the Hotel Industry: COVID-19 webinar: U.S. & Canada hotel weekly performance analysis on April 9. Recording.
Interactive Town Hall from THLA for Hoteliers
Connecting to Your Customers Online