Covid-19 Business Resources & Information

As COVID-19 continues to be a global concern, the Denison Development Alliance is monitoring the situation on behalf of our local business community. We want to provide you with accurate information, useful tools and resources that allow you to continue to operate your business effectively.

Financial Assistance and Resources

  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation grant to help aid small businesses. Available starting April 20, 2020. Save Small Business
  • US Small Business Administration (SBA) Guidance & Economic Injury Disaster Loans – Up to $2 million in working capital at very low interest rates to cover operations until normal business resumes. 
    • SBA / Business Guidance & Loan Resources  
      • SBA Debt Relief– The SBA Debt Relief program will provide a reprieve to small businesses as they overcome the challenges created by this health crisis. Under this program:
      • SBA Express Bridge Loans - This pilot program allows small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 with less paperwork. These loans can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing and can be a term loans or used to bridge the gap while applying for a direct, while the small businesses apply for and await long-term financing through SBA Economic Injury Disaster loan.  If a small business has an urgent need for cash while waiting for decision and disbursement on Economic Injury Disaster Loan, they may qualify for an SBA Express Disaster Bridge Loan.
        • Terms: Up to $25,000; Fast turnaround; Will be repaid in full or in part by proceeds from the EIDL loan.

  • Texas Workforce Commission 
  • IRS Tax Deadline Extension - The Department of Treasury and IRS have moved Tax Day from April 15, 2021 to May 17, 2021. Texans have been granted additional time due to the recent snow storm. Texas filers have until June 15, 2021. Details can be found on the IRS website

  • IRS Payroll Tax Credit for Small and Midsize Businesses

  • IRS Filing and Payment Deadlines Questions and Answers

Employer Information

State of Texas Regulatory

National "Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act"

Congressman John Ratcliffe shared the U.S. House of Representatives (passed S. 3548), Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which President Trump signed into law. This bill will provide aid to the American workers, families, small businesses, and health care providers. Some key resources from the bill are:

Other Resources

Updated: June 29, 2021