Federal and state government entities and nonprofits are working together to control the spread of the coronavirus and to support the businesses and individuals impacted by the virus and/or the protective measures being taken.
Harris County COVID-19 Forgivable Loan Program
In partnership with the Houston-Galveston Area Council, Harris County has established a $10 million-backed loan program to help area small businesses economically impacted by COVID-19 stay open and meet necessary operating expenses. These zero-interest loans are up to $25,000 each with a five-year term and a loan forgiveness component. The Houston- Galveston Area Local Development Corporation (H-GALDC) will administrate the program. Learn more...
SBA Houston District Office Webinars
We invite all businesses to attend one of the Small Business Administration’s upcoming webinars that will help small businesses with their economic recovery from the effect of COVID-19. Daily webinars will be hosted starting Monday, March 30 through Friday, April 3.
Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES)
CARES Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. This is known as the Paycheck Protection Program, the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses.
- US Chamber of Commerce Small Business Guide & Check List
- Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act
Local COVID-19 Business Resources
- Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce
- Greater Houston Partnership
- Harris County Public Health
- TX Gulf Coast Network - Small Business Development Center
State COVID-19 Business Resources
- State of Texas Health & Human Services
- Texas Municipal League
- Texas Comptroller