COVID-19 Resources for Businesses

Governors Office COVID-19 Resource Page and Open Texas Booklet

Collin CARES Economic and Recovery Assistance Homepage

Information on applying for financial assistance on housing, utilities and groceries

Loans, Financing and Tax Resources

Paycheck Protection Program - provides forgivable loans to businesses incentivizing them to keep employees on the payroll

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program Low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits.

Federal Resources for Small Businesses provides good summary of the CARES Act and other Federal resources available

Deadline Extension Tax Day postponed to July 15, 2020 for small and medium size businesses and individuals.


State and Local:

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts - Information and assistance on state taxes for businesses.

Collin Small Business Development Center:


Private Sources:

Facebook has launched a grant program for small businesses. Click here.

Intuit QuickBooks has a list of small businesses plans and useful resources.

The National Federation of Independent Businesses is offering legal resources and webinars.


Restaurant Support

Yelp is providing $25 million in funding relief to small businesses.

Restaurant Workers Community Foundation provides a resource page for restaurants and workers and developed a Crisis Relief Fund

HR Resources


Texas Workforce Commission

US Chamber Guidance for Employers

Shared Work Program Need to reduce an employee's hours? This program provides an alternative to layoffs. 

FAQ for Texas Employers

CDC Coronavirus Employer Resource Guide

Below documents you can distribute to your employees to help provide them accurate information.

What You Need to Know Document

What To Do If You Are Sick Document


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides infection prevention information specifically for workers and employers and is responding to any workplace protection complaints.  General COVID-19 information webpage

Qualified Sick Leave Wages per the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) provides information for businesses on compliance with paid sick leave due to COVID-19.

Department of Labor provides information and Q&A on FMLA – Family Medical Leave Act pertaining to COVID-19.

Displaced Employees and Job Seekers Resources

Texas Workforce Commission

The Texas Workforce Commission will be waiving work search requirements for all claimants and the waiting week for those claimants affected by COVID-19.  

Texas Unemployment Insurance program pays benefits to those individuals who lost their jobs through no fault of their own. TWC determines benefit eligibility based on past wages, why someone lost their job, and ongoing eligibility requirements.



Useful Links