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COVID-19 Resources

We're keeping entrepreneurs running in North Texas with up-to-date resources that may be helpful while you are navigating as an entrepreneur or small business owner during this unprecedented time.

RESOURCES FOR NORTH TEXAS ENTREPRENEURS

BROADENING URBAN INVESTMENT TO LEVERAGE DALLAS (B.U.I.L.D.)

Dallas has hundreds of resources meant to support startups, small businesses, and nonprofits - but it's not always easy to find them. B.U.I.L.D helps you easily find programs such as funding, mentorship, incubators, and more that meet your specific needs.

DALLAS FORWARD: COVID-19 HELP FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM BUSINESSES

Dallas Forward is a coalition of private and public partners dedicated to inclusive and long-term growth in the Dallas community. The Dallas small business support ecosystem is ready to provide coaching and technical assistance for your specific needs.

DALLAS REGIONAL CHAMBER COVID-19 RESOURCES

The Dallas Regional Chamber will provide updated information designed to help you and your business navigate global health updates, public safety concerns, remote working and telecommuting, data security risks, communication strategies and more

VISIT FORT WORTH SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES

Visit Fort Worth has resources for small business support during COVID-19 including loan assistance, financial aid for creative industries and information on childcare resources and counseling services. Check back often for updated links and information.

DALLAS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

The City of Dallas is closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19 on the small business community, working closely with local, state and federal partners. They are providing information they hope will help you navigate these challenging times.

SAY YES TO DALLAS: CONNECTING DISPLACED WORKERS TO JOBS

Say Yes to Dallas and the Dallas Regional Chamber, with partners across North Texas, are connecting workers displaced by the COVID-19 outbreak. Several organizations are hiring large numbers of employees.

DALLAS INNOVATES COMMUNITY TOOLBOX: RESOURCES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES, NONPROFITS AND ENTREPRENEURS

Dallas Innovates’ weekly roundup of resources of COVID-19 assistance and other grants, funding, and opportunities for Dallas-Fort Worth businesses and organizations.

STAND FOR SMALL, POWERED BY AMERICAN EXPRESS

Find offers, tools and helpful insights from more than 100 companies dedicated to the success of small businesses. Because when small businesses thrive, our communities do too.

RESOURCES FOR MINORITY AND WOMEN OWNED BUSINESSES

THE DEC NETWORK MINORITY OWNED DATABASE

This airtable by The DEC Network provides a database of minority-owned businesses you can support across the North Texas region. Click here to submit your minority-owned business to the database.

DALLAS BLACK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE COVID-19 RESOURCE CENTER

Find resources from the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce, including their Black & Business webinar series, the Support Black Dallas Restaurant Community, business resources and more.

GREATER DALLAS HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE COVID-19 UPDATES AND SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES

The Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is closely monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis and its impact on the community. The GDHCC will continue to monitor the situation and provide timely updates, collaborate with partners for the betterment of the community and remain active in advocacy efforts.

THE LIFTFUND DALLAS/FORT WORTH WOMEN'S BUSINESS CENTER

The LiftFund Dallas/Fort Worth WBC is dedicated to supporting business owners, especially women and minorities, through business education and business consulting, to overcome setbacks caused by COVID-19.

FORT WORTH METROPOLITAN BLACK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE COVID-19 BUSINESS RESOURCES

The Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce is monitoring the COVID-19 situation, and committed to providing its members with accurate information, useful tools and resources that allow business owners to operate their businesses effectively.

FORT WORTH HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE COVID-19 BUSINESS RESOURCES

The Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is committed to helping members and the Fort Worth business community navigate through these uncertain times, with resources that provide helpful information to navigate the current situation.

FUNDING RESOURCES

DALLAS COUNTY EMERGENCY BUSINESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

This program is designed to rapidly provide financial assistance to “traditional” small businesses (i.e., those with no more than 100 employees) that have been adversely affected by the current pandemic.

FORT WORTH COVID-19 AVAILABLE BUSINESS LOANS AND GRANTS

The City of Fort Worth is providing an extensive list of funding programs, including federal, regional and local loans and grants, as well as support for all small businesses, creatives and restaurants, and women and minority-owned businesses.

U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION COVID-19 RELIEF OPTIONS

The U.S. Small Business Administration is here to help business owners overcome the challenges created by this health crisis. They offer multiple funding options for entrepreneurs and small business owners seeking relief.

TEXAS WOMAN'S UNIVERSITY STARTHER GRANT

The Texas Woman's University Center for Women Entrepreneurs StartHER Grant Program helps women business owners—current or aspiring—to undertake new and innovative projects. Up to 10 business owners will be selected to each receive a $5,000 grant.

HELLO ALICE BUSINESS FOR ALL GRANTS

Led by Hello Alice, with the support of Verizon and Mastercard, and small business owners and advocates across America, Business for All provides $10,000 to $50,000 grants, expert mentorship, a strong community and a comprehensive suite of small business resources.

REGIONAL AND NATIONAL RESOURCES

TEXAS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COVID-19 BUSINESS RESOURCES

The Governor's Economic Development & Tourism Office staff and community partners continue to work together to provide direct assistance and resource referrals to Texas businesses to overcome this crisis.

U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION COVID-19 SMALL BUSINESS GUIDANCE AND LOAN RESOURCES

Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers and themselves healthy.

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

Learn the COVID-19 symptoms, risk factors, how to protect yourself by staying healthy and more from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

The World Health Organization is leading and coordinating the global effort, supporting countries to prevent, detect and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.