Travis County Confirmed COVID-19 Cases: 19,952
Last Updated: 7/28/2020, 5:45 p.m.
Texas Confirmed COVID-19 Cases: 394,265
Last Updated: 7/28/2020, 4:00 p.m.
Source: Texas Department of Health and Human Services
May 20, 2020
Upcoming Chapter 313 Reporting Deadlines for Companies
All companies with Tax Code Chapter 313 agreements executed before June 1, 2020, must submit the Annual Eligibility Report, Form 50-772A, and the Biennial Progress Report, Form 50-773A or Form 50-773B, to school districts by June 15, 2020. Forms are to be filled out by agreement holders and submitted by an authorized representative of each company using information from the previous tax(calendar)year.
As a reminder, two years ago the Comptroller's office made changes to the Biennial Progress Report. Form 50-773A collects information for projects with applications deemed complete prior to Jan 1. 2014("Three-digit projects"), and Form 50-773B collects information for projects with applications deemed complete after that date("four-digit projects").
The Annual Eligibility Report and the Biennial Progress Reports are available on the Chapter 313 website.
If you have any questions about the forms, please contact Michelle Luera at 512.463.6053 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
May 8, 2020
Travis County Extends Stay at Home Orders to June 15, 2020, at 11:59 p.m.
May 5, 2020
Open Texas Checklists
The new Open Texas Checklists for reopened businesses effective May 8th and May 18th are now available. Access the checklists below.
April 27, 2020
Governor's Strike Force to Open Texas Report
Governor Abbott announces Monday at a press conference, plans to open Texas via Phase 1 beginning on May 1, 2020
View Full Report
Learn more at https://gov.texas.gov/organization/opentexas
April 16, 2020
Notice: Lapse in Appropriations
The SBA is currently unable to accept new applications for the Paycheck Protection Program based on available appropriations funding.
April 3, 2020
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Information
The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll.
SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities.
You can apply through any existing SBA 7(a) lender or through any federally insured depository institution, federally insured credit union, and Farm Credit System institution that is participating. Other regulated lenders will be available to make these loans once they are approved and enrolled in the program. You should consult with your local lender as to whether it is participating in the program.
Lenders may begin processing loan applications as soon as April 3, 2020. The Paycheck Protection Program will be available through June 30, 2020.
March 20, 2020
Governor Abbott announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has now granted Texas’ Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) assistance declaration, making loans available statewide to small businesses and private, non-profit organizations to help alleviate economic injury caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Next Steps: Small businesses who believe they may be eligible for an SBA EIDL should visit the SBA’s website where they can directly apply for assistance. The online application is the fastest method to receive a decision about loan eligibility.
Those applying will need to reference the SBA's declaration
number for this loan, which is Texas #16381.
Due to a high volume of people applying for the SBA Disaster loan, the site is
experiencing crashes. To help minimize this, try submitting your application
during the hours of 7 p.m. -7 a.m.
Here are the five documents on the website you will need to complete:
- IRS Form 4506-T
- Personal Financial Statement (SBA Form 413)
- Schedule of Liabilities & Fixed Assets (SBA Form 2202)
- Monthly Sales (SBA Form 1368)
- Home Loan (SBA Form 5c), if applicable
Below is the list of ten documents you should assemble and scan to prepare for uploading them into the EIDL website:
- Corporate governance documents; e.g., Articles of Incorporation, Articles of Organization (for LLC), or Registration of Sole Proprietorship
- A written narrative statement justifying the nature and scope of economic injury and how/why nature of the business was adversely impacted by the Coronavirus ( one page/no more than two), such loss of revenues, canceled contracts, interrupted supply chain, etc.
- Current Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable Aging as of the date of filing for the loan
- Three (3) years’ 1040 Federal Income Tax Returns for the business & owners
- Three (3) years’ company FYE Income Statement and Balance Sheet and the latest YTD Financial Statements (Company prepared)
- Company and Owners’ Debt Schedule Tables [e.g., Lender, original loan amt., date, current balance, interest rate (F or V?), collateral, the purpose of the loan, guarantors, status (e.g., current or past due with explanation) per row in the table]
- Monthly (reasonably detailed) two (2) years cash flow projections
- Three (3) years’ Monthly Sales History up to date of filing for a loan
- Current copies of owners’ credit reports from the three (3) credit bureaus with explanations for any negative reports
- Required SBA Forms (of all Owners, Co-owners & Principals owning 20% or more of the small business): IRS Form 4506-T, Personal Financial Statement (only on SBA Form 413), Schedule of Liabilities and Fixed Assets (SBA Form 2202), Monthly Sales (SBA Form 1368), Home Loan (SBA Form 5c)
Go to www.disasterloan.sba.gov to complete your profile and download forms.
Pflugerville Chamber of Commerce
We know many of our local businesses rely on the foot traffic to sustain operations and wages. In an effort to get the message out that consumers can still shop and support you online, the Pflugerville Chamber of Commerce is collectively gathering local business hours and information to place on the chamber website. To add your business information to the website, please visit Pflugerville Chamber of Commerce
In response to the adverse economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pflugerville Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Pflugerville Community Development Corporation, Pflugerville Economic Foundation, Recurrent Energy and Montoya & Monzingo to develop the Pflugerville Pfund, a small business emergency grant fund. The Pflugerville Pfund provides grants up to $5,000 for businesses that have been significantly impacted by this pandemic. Eligible businesses must be in the Pflugerville city limits/ETJ and employ less than 50 people.
All funding requests will be reviewed by a Fund Oversight Committee consisting of representatives with the Pflugerville Chamber of Commerce and Pflugerville Pfund partners in the business community. The Committee will make a best faith effort to meet an applicant’s request, but all distributions will be contingent upon the degree of financial need, the timeliness of application submission and the availability of funds. Funding will begin immediately to address the urgent needs in our community. Businesses are encouraged to apply early as funding may run out soon. As additional donations are received from the community we hope to be able to extend the timeline for funding applications.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Federal Government Assistance
For more resources and learn how the federal government is responding to COVID-19.
Small Business Administration (SBA) Guidance & Disaster Loans:
The federal government has made disaster loans available through the SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loan program. This program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.
The U.S. Department of Labor
The U.S. Department of Labor provides information on common issues employers and employees face when responding to influenza, pandemics, or other public health emergencies.
State and Local Resources for Businesses
Texas Workforce Commission
At the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), the health and well-being of our employers, employees, and communities is our top priority. We understand the concern and uncertainty you may be experiencing surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and are committed to being responsive to the needs of our customers as the situation evolves.
Workforce Solutions Capital Area
Workforce Solutions Capital Area (WFSCA) is available to assist with outplacement services or layoff aversion strategies. WFSCA offers a no-cost service to re-connect affected workers to new employment and provide information on Unemployment Benefits from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).
BCL of Texas
BCL of Texas is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit economic development organization providing lending, homeownership, entrepreneurship, and community development programs to fulfill our mission of Building Strong Communities across Texas.
Texas State- Small Business Development Center Network
The Texas State University SBDC is actively seeking guidance on technical assistance regarding the "Economic Injury" declaration resulting from COVID-19 economic impact. This website will be updated as information is made available.
State of Texas
Governor Abbot updates State response to coronavirus.
County information and up to date information orders in response to COVID-19.
City of Pflugerville
Information regarding the City of Pflugerville updates, cancellations, closures and other helpful city resources.
Texas Health and Human Services
DSHS is monitoring the new coronavirus outbreak. For prevention tips, symptoms, traveler information, and healthcare provider resources visit the DSHS website.