Business Funding Assistance
Dallas County Emergency Small Business Assistance Program (EBAP)
Dallas County is accepting preapplications for its Emergency Business Assistance Program (EBAP). EBAP is funded with an allocation of $5 million in federal CARES Act dollars and is designed to rapidly provide financial assistance to small businesses located in Dallas County that have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and that have been unable to obtain financial assistance to meet all of their business needs. Small businesses may be eligible to obtain a forgivable loan worth up to $15,000.
Visit the Dallas County website for more information and the application process.
SHARED WORK PROGRAM
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Shared Work Program is an alternative to layoffs. The voluntary program was developed to help Texas employers and employees withstand a business slowdown. Employers can reduce the work hours of employees rather than laying them off. TWC pays shared work employees partial unemployment benefits to supplement the wages lost to working reduced hours.
- Creative Capital’s Art Resources: A list of resources for artists working in all disciplines, as well as arts philanthropists and arts professionals.
- Facebook Small Business Grants Program: Offering $100 million in cash grants and credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in the more than 30 countries where Facebook operates.
- Google Support for Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs): Google is providing access to capital, Google ad credits and more for small- and medium-sized businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Hello Alice Small Business Emergency Grants: Offers $10,000 grants to small businesses impacted by COVID-19. Grant recipients also receive ongoing support from the Hello Alice community.
- The James Beard Foundation Food and Beverage Industry Relief Fund: Developed to provide critical financial assistance to small, independent restaurants that, due to the COVID-19 national disaster, have an immediate need for funds to pay set operating expenses and keep from going out of business.
- Salesforce Care Small Business Grants: Offers $10,000 grants to small businesses impacted by COVID-19, along with a virtual toolbox of free resources, solutions and tips.
- Texas Downtown Association: A list of various funding opportunities for small businesses.
- Texas Music Office: Assistance information and resources for music industry professionals.
- Texas Restaurant Association – Texas Restaurant Relief Fund: Created to support independent restaurants, the Texas Restaurant Relief Fund will distribute grants of up to $5,000 per unit to immediately support their financial needs. These funds are earmarked specifically for use to keep restaurant doors open and workers employed. Click here to apply.
- Transforming Lives Through the Arts (TACA) Emergency Arts Relief Fund: Provides short-term immediate relief to Dallas County nonprofit arts organizations who have experienced lost revenue or increased expenses due to COVID-19 precautionary measures. Eligible organizations can receive awards of up to $10,000.
- U.S. Chamber of Commerce | Save Small Business Fund – Offering short-term relief of $5,000 grants for small employers in economically vulnerable communities.
- Verizon Small Business Recovery Fund: In partnership with Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Verizon is investing $2.5 million of grants up to $10,000 for businesses facing immediate financial pressure - especially entrepreneurs of color, women-owned businesses and other enterprises in historically underserved communities.
- City of Irving Back to Business Guide
- Governor Abbott Small Business Webinar Series
- Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act
- Dallas County | Office of Small Business Enterprise
- Department of Homeland Security | Guidance on PPE in Nonhealthcare Settings
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) | List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2
- Small Business Administration (SBA) | Disaster Loan Assistance
- Texas Workforce Commission | COVID-19 Resources for Employers
- U.S. Chamber of Commerce | Coronavirus Small Business Guide
- U.S. Department of Labor | Coronavirus Resources