EMPLOYER INFO:

• Centers for Disease Control Interim Guidance for Business & Employers: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html

• US Department of Labor Coronavirus Resources – Information for employers/workers: https://www.dol.gov/coronavirus

• US Chamber of Commerce Combating Coronavirus – Workplace tips, Customizable workplace flyer & guidance for employer response: https://www.uschamber.com/coronavirus

• US Chamber of Commerce 5 Ways to Retain Your Customers During Coronavirus – Tips to retain customers for your business https://www.uschamber.com/co/grow/customers/customer-retention-during-coronavirus

• US Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus Small Business Guide https://www.uschamber.com/co/small-business-coronavirus

• Google Small Business Tips for Surviving COVID-19 https://smallbusiness.withgoogle.com/news/resources-for-smbs-impacted-by-coronavirus/#!/

• US Senate Committee on Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act https://www.sbc.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/guide-to-the-cares-act

• US Environmental Protection Agency – Approved disinfectants for COVID-19 https://www.epa.gov/coronavirus

• Texas Department of State Health Services Resources & Updates https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/coronavirus/

• Texas Workforce Commission Shared Work Program – Provides partial funding for hourly employees whose hours have been cut due to a slowdown in business https://www.twc.texas.gov/businesses/shared-work

• National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Small Business FAQs on COVID-19* https://www.nfib.com/content/legal-compliance/healthcare/small-business-faqs-on-covid-19/

• Internal Revenue Service Tax Filing FAQs* (moved from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020) https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/filing-and-payment-deadlines-questions-and-answers

• US Department of Labor Families First Coronavirus Response Act Family & Paid Sick Leave FAQs* https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-questions

FINANCIAL:

• Texas Workforce Commission – Disaster Unemployment Assistance https://www.twc.texas.gov/jobseekers/disaster-unemployment-assistance

• US Small Business Administration (SBA) Guidance & Economic Injury Disaster Loans – Up to $2 million in working capital at very low-interest rates to cover operations until normal business resumes https://www.sba.gov/disaster-assistance/coronavirus-covid-19

• Small Business Administration Express Bridge Loans* – Provides up to $25,000 in advanced supplemental funds for businesses applying for SBA Economy Injury Disaster Loans https://www.sba.gov/partners/lenders/7a-loan-program/pilot-loan-programs#section-header-8

• Small Business Paycheck Protection & Loan Forgiveness* – Provides up to $10 million in assistance to small businesses and 501(c)3 nonprofits that is partially forgivable. This includes sole-proprietors, independent contractors and other self-employed individuals. Financing is available for employee wages up to $100,000 and can cover additional expenses, such as rent, utilities, etc. expended between February 15, 2020, and June 30, 2020. It can be combined with an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan as long as they go toward separate expenses.

 

  • Facebook Small Business Grants Program - $100 million in available funding and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses https://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-apply-for-facebooks-coronavirus-business-grants-2020-3
 

• Texas Woman’s University AssistHer Relief Grant* - $1,000,000 in available funding for 100 awards ($10,000 each) to Texas women-owned businesses https://twu.edu/center-women-entrepreneurs/assisther-emergency-relief-grant/
 

The Thryv Small Business Foundation is the 501(c)(3) charitable and educational organization created by small business automation software provider Thryv, Inc.  The Thryv Small Business Foundation announced today its Small Business COVID-19 Grant Program, a grant application program that will award immediate grants to struggling small businesses. The program, sponsored by Thryv, Inc., its leadership team, several Thryv, Inc. board members and other donors, will award qualifying applicants grants between $2,500 and $15,000. https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200331005875/en/Thryv-Small-Business-Foundation-Announces-Urgently-Needed

REGULATORY:

• Office of Gov. Abbott Executive Order on Restaurants, Bars, Gyms & Senior Living Facilities https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-issues-executive-orders-in-accordance-with-federal-guidelines-to-mitigate-spread-of-covid-19-in-texas
 

• Office of Gov. Abbott Regulation Waiver for Hospitality Industry to Deliver Alcoholic Beverages https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-waives-certain-regulations-to-allow-delivery-of-alcohol-from-restaurants-and-to-support-hospitality-industry
 

• Texas Department of Motor Vehicles – Temporary trucking deregulation

https://www.txdmv.gov/motor-carriers

https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-waives-certain-state-trucking-regulations-to-expedite-delivery-of-resources-around-texas?fbclid=IwAR1-w036n2c8WT33decFQM-eCYaXug4J_-BzcPCpyU9l_KoC4PdzevR8UFY
 

• Office of Gov. Abbott Removes Licensing Barriers for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses* https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-removes-licensing-barriers-for-advance-practice-registered-nurses
 

• Office of Gov. Abbott Waives Licensing Regulations for Pharmacists & Technicians* https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-waives-certain-licensing-regulations-for-pharmacists-technicians
 

Restaurant-Specific:

• Texas Restaurant Association – Guidance & resources for restaurants https://www.txrestaurant.org/news/coronavirus-guidance-resources

 

• Southern Smoke Restaurant Employee Emergency Relief Program* - Provides charitable funds to assist those employed and/or who own restaurants/bars or are restaurant suppliers https://form.southernsmoke.org/smoke/application/
 

Additional resources for restaurants: https://www.eater.com/2020/3/17/21182293/coronavirus-relief-funds-restaurants-food-service-workers

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