We’re offering $500 relief grants for hospitality workers who lost their jobs or had their hours slashed in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. We’re also collecting donations from community members willing to help their hospitality-industry friends and neighbors stay afloat in this time of uncertainty. To apply for a grant or make a donation, use this link.
Business Resource Tool-Kit
Hospitality Specific Relief Funds:
USBG National Charity Foundation: (Bartender and Service Industry Emergency Assistance Program) Advancing the lifelong stability and wellbeing of service industry professionals through education & charitable activities. Those industry workers affected by COVID-19 or those wishing to donate to this industry can visit their website.
CORE GIVES: CORE: CHILDREN OF RESTAURANT EMPLOYEES is dedicated to serving food and beverage service employees with children, who are faced with life-altering circumstances and in need of our help. As the world faces the biggest pandemic in our lifetime, we want to continue to honor our mission by providing support to food and beverage service employees, with children, who have been medically diagnosed with COVID-19. Documentation is required. If you are diagnosed with COVID-19, apply here. You may also be eligible if a family member is diagnosed. See Resource Center.
SOUTHERN SMOKE: Southern Smoker’s Emergency Relief Fund provides nationwide financial assistance to food and beverage employees experiencing crisis from all touchpoints throughout the service industry “food chain” including farmers, delivery drivers, small business owners, and suppliers.
Another Round Another Rally: Hospitality workers are facing unprecedented hardships, but Another Round Another Rally is here to help. If you are a chef, server, bartender, dishwasher, sommelier, manager or someone who holds any other type of hospitality role, we’re here to lend a hand.
Local Business Resources:
Hill Country Strong Fund: The Hill Country Strong Fund supports organizations helping individuals and communities economically affected by the coronavirus. Grants will be made to service clubs, relief organizations, religious institutions, social service nonprofits, community groups, healthcare providers, and other charities in the Hill Country that are meeting local needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Fund currently makes grants proactively and does not accept applications at this time. An application is forthcoming. A community-led advisory committee is in formation.
All grants are ultimately approved by the Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees.
Estimated Disaster Economic Injury Worksheet For Businesses.
Local businesses should consider filling out this worksheet so you can begin tracking your
ongoing or expected losses for future assistance needs.
State Business Resources:
US Small Business Administration: The US Small Business Administration website offers an array of resources for small businesses. Most recently registration and application has become available for small businesses and private non-profit organizations that suffered working capital losses due to the declared disaster through the EIDL.
Download the Document Check-list here SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan
SCORE: SCORE has chapters throughout Texas and provides in-person and virtual counseling and mentorship. They have also published resources and information to support small business.
Texas Office of the Governor: Here you will find a comprehensive list of resources and important COVID-19 updates.
Texas Workforce Commission: Information for COVID-19 Jobseekers, Employers, and Child Care needs
Texas Department of Insurance: COVID-19 Insurance related questions, updates and preparations
Texas Agriculture: Overview of information related to school meals, consumer protection, rural hospitals, weights and measures and licensing.
National Business Resources:
US Department of the Treasury CDFI Fund: The Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) plays an important role in generating economic growth and opportunity in some of our nation’s most distressed communities. By offering tailored resources and innovative programs that invest federal dollars alongside private sector capital, the CDFI Fund serves mission-driven financial institutions that take a market-based approach to supporting economically disadvantaged communities. These mission-driven organizations are encouraged to apply for CDFI Certification and participate in CDFI Fund programs that inject new sources of capital into neighborhoods that lack access to financing. Visit the each individual organization listed below for additional information.
America’s Small Business Development Centers: SBDC provides counseling to small businesses throughout Texas. Their website offers list of resources to manage the impact and recovery.
Consumer Data Industry Association: Helping consumers avoid credit problems impacted by COVID-19
US Chamber of Commerce: The U.S. Chamber is working closely with the White House, U.S. government agencies, and foreign government officials to inform and equip businesses with the most important and up-to-date information to prevent the spread of the virus and prepare businesses for the near and long-term impact. Visit our live blog for the latest updates.
National Restaurant Association: The restaurant industry is home to more than 15 million trained and skilled employees in restaurants across the country serving the public every day. The restaurant industry is open and the tables at America’s 1+ million restaurant and foodservice locations are always a great place to gather with friends and family. To ensure that restaurants have the latest information about coronavirus, we created this industry-specific guidance for owners and operators. The industry works day in and day out at food safety. You can find out more about ongoing ServSafe training and certification programs here.
National Retail Federation: The health and safety of customers and workers is retailers’ top priority. NRF is closely monitoring the situation around the COVID-19 pandemic, coordinating with government agencies, health experts and retailers as the situation continues to evolve.
NRF is addressing the supply chain implications as well as developments related to the spread of the virus globally and domestically.
Whiz Bang Retail Training: See Special Report: How COVID-19 Could Affect Your Retail Business
Facebook Small Business Grants Program
Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits through their Small Business Grants Program
National Federation of Independent Business: As small businesses across the country are grappling with the current and potential impacts associated with COVID-19, NFIB is continuing to track the latest developments from healthcare officials, congress and the administration. We know small business owners are acting now to take necessary precautions, but also need to understand how actions taken by policymakers today affect business operations down the road.
Internal Revenue Service: Filing and payment deadline extended to July 15