Business Resources for COVID-19 Impacts

During this time of distress and concern, having the tools necessary to secure assistance for your business is important. This page is for businesses and workforce affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19).

PROSPER ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (PEDC)

The PEDC staff is here to help answer questions and to guide you to an official source for business-related disaster loans during the Coronaviurs Pandemic.

While we are not holding in-person meetings at this time, please reach us by phone or email.

[ 972-569-1170 ]     [ info@prosperedc.com ]

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We encourage ALL Prosper businesses regardless of size to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) immediately.

You apply through a current SBA-approved lender.
[ See list of local SBA approved banks ]

IMPORTANT: The Federal Government is allowing ALL banks to process PPP applications.  Contact your bank to ask whether or not they are or will be processing the PPP Loan!  If not use


Resources and information from the U.S. Small Business Administration and  Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) including how to apply for Emergency Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs).

You must apply online through SBA for an EIDL!

[ Quick Facts – Apply for an EIDL online ]

The SBA is hiring additional workforce. Remote jobs available.



Guides for preparing to apply for programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act



Information from Workforce Solutions of North Central Texas
Please take the agency’s COVID-19 EMPLOYER SURVEY. Your feedback is valuable!



Information from the TWC for Employers & Job Seekers


Resources from the Office of the Governor and the Texas Comptroller’s Office

GOVERNOR’S STRIKE FORCE TO OPEN TEXAS


Read Governor Abbott’s Report to Open Texas



Business-related Information and Resources from Federal Agencies


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR BUSINESSES IMPACTED BY CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

AssistHer EMERGENCY RELIEF GRANT
Existing woman-owned businesses may apply for the AssistHer Emergency Relief Grant through Texas Woman’s University.  The $10,000 grant is to help sustain your business while under economic hardship due to COVID-19.

RED BACKPACK FUND Grant via GlobalGiving
The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation donated $5 million to support female entrepreneurs in the wake of COVID-19 and teamed up with GlobalGiving to establish the Red Backpack Fund. GlobalGiving will be overseeing the fund, making 1,000 grants of $5,000 each to female entrepreneurs in the U.S.


U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

DALLAS REGIONAL CHAMBER

PROSPER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF SHOPPING CENTERS (ICSC)

NATIONAL RETAIL FEDERATION