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Posted on: May 4, 2020


Although this list isn't comprehensive, we will continue to update this list with resources as they become available.

I am financially affected by COVID:  What can I do?

The IRS  has rolled out their economic stimulus payment requirements.  The following resources explain guidelines and how to get into the portal for payment.

Texas Neighborhood Services has first come first serve assistance based on qualifying applications

Protecting yourself financially from Covid, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

How to make sure you get your stimulus check from the IRS.  How-to Stimulus Check ,  IRS COVID Tax Relief

If your unemployment has been affected by COVID,  Unemployment Benefits

Investopedia explains irs payment portal

IRS explains how, when and where to qualify

Get My Payment Portal


This resource contains links to an enormous variety of grants supporting local sustainability. Please also consider scheduling a Score Counseling session with a remote mentor who can help you navigate the information landscape making informed choices.

Business Assistance 

I own a start-up or small business Small Business Benefits,  SBA Disaster Assistance, Texas Association of Business (The State Chamber), U.S. Chamber, Chamber of Commerce Small Business Checklist, Legislative Response, Impact for Covid is a prime government resource  Corona Benefits  with a personal Benefit Finder

Information about Economic Impact Payments

How to apply for Cares Act Loans  CARES LOANS

Texas Neighborhood Services (Community Action Agency)   Texas Neighborhood Services

SCORE counselors are on hand to help with questions and answers.  They will also provide remote sessions, SCORE COUNSELORS REMOTE COUNSELING.

U.S. Dept of Agriculture has also exploded with support for rural communities with grants supplementation.  Check out the USDA Federal Rural Resource Guide.

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