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RESOURCES

Data retrieved 4/4/2020 with links
https://cityofwinnsboro.org/coronavirus---assistance.html

Federal Government Response to Coronavirus

(link)  https://www.usa.gov/coronavirus

IRS, Special COVID - 19 Section 

(link) https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus

Winnsboro Residents: 
If you are  experiencing  difficulty paying your utility bill, please contact City Hall for possible assistance. [903-342-3654]


Swepco - COVID-19 Website

(link)   https://aep.com/news/coronavirus


Swepco - Letter to Customers  

(link)  https://www.swepco.com/info/news/viewRelease.aspx?releaseID=5458


Verizon Wireless

(link)  https://www.verizon.com/about/news/our-response-coronavirus

Winnsboro Businesses:

City of Winnsboro:  Public Notices, Offices Closed to Public, contact these numbers to transact city business
https://cityofwinnsboro.org/uploads/1/1/2/6/112615665/public_notice_english___spanish_1.pdf


City Of Winnsboro Q&A on the

CARES Act from Congressman Lance Gooden https://cityofwinnsboro.org/uploads/1/1/2/6/112615665/questions___answers_about_the_cares_act.pdf

Employer Information


Centers for Disease Control Interim Guidance for Business & Employers:  (link)   https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fspecific-groups%2Fguidance-business-response.html

US Department of Labor Coronavirus Resources – Information for employers/workers: L (link)   https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Combating Coronavirus – Workplace tips, Customizable workplace flyer & guidance for employer response: (link) 
https://www.uschamber.com/coronavirus


U.S.Chamber of Commerce 5 Ways to Retain Your Customers During Coronavirus – Tips to retain customers for your business  (link)  https://www.uschamber.com/co/small-business-coronavirus

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus Small Business Guide*  (link)  https://www.uschamber.com/co/small-business-coronavirus

Google Small Business Tips for Surviving COVID-19* (link) 

https://smallbusiness.withgoogle.com/news/resources-for-smbs-impacted-by-coronavirus/#!/

US Senate Committee on Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act*  (link)  https://www.sbc.senate.gov/public/_cache/files/9/7/97ac840c-28b7-4e49-b872-d30a995d8dae/F2CF1DD78E6D6C8C8C3BF58C6D1DDB2B.small-business-owner-s-guide-to-the-cares-act-final-.pdf

US Environmental Protection Agency – Approved disinfectants for COVID-19 (link)  https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2

Texas Department of State Health Services Resources & Updates (link)  https://www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/

Texas Workforce Commission Shared Work Program – Provides partial funding for hourly employees whose hours have been cut due to a slowdown in business  (link)  https://www.twc.texas.gov/businesses/shared-work

National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Small Business FAQs on COVID-19  (link)  https://www.nfib.com/content/legal-compliance/healthcare/small-business-faqs-on-covid-19/

Internal Revenue Service Tax Filing FAQs* (moved from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020)  (link)  https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/filing-and-payment-deadlines-questions-and-answers

U.S. Department of Labor Families First Coronavirus Response Act Family & Paid Sick Leave FAQs
 (link)  https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-questions


FINANCIAL RESOURCES


Small Town Strong  Reinvestment Fund (link)  https://cityofwinnsboro.org/uploads/1/1/2/6/112615665/small_town_strong2.pdf

Winnsboro Main Street Business Assistance Grant (link)  https://cityofwinnsboro.org/uploads/1/1/2/6/112615665/main_street_business_assistance_grant__002_.pdf

Texas Workforce Commission – Disaster Unemployment Assistance Link  (link) 
https://www.twc.texas.gov/jobseekers/disaster-unemployment-assistance


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
Introductory Letter https://cityofwinnsboro.org/sba.html


Small Business Administration - Disaster Assistance Loan  (link)  https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/Declarations/Index
Business owners will need a NAICS code for their industry:  https://www.naics.com/

SBA - Disaster Assistance Loan - Example (link)  https://cityofwinnsboro.org/uploads/1/1/2/6/112615665/sba_disaster_assistance_loan_example.pdf

SBA-Disaster Assistance Loan - Update - 03/31/2020 (link)  https://cityofwinnsboro.org/uploads/1/1/2/6/112615665/sba_update.pdf

Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act (link)  https://chambermaster.blob.core.windows.net/userfiles/UserFiles/chambers/1282/File/2019/TheSmallBusinessOwnersGuidetotheCARESAct.pdf

U.S. Chamber of Commerce SBA Loan Program Info(link)  https://www.uschamber.com/sites/default/files/023595_comm_corona_virus_smallbiz_loan_final.pdf

Small Business Administration Express Bridge Loans* – Provides up to $25,000 in advanced supplemental funds for businesses applying for SBA Economy Injury Disaster Loans  (link)    https://www.sba.gov/document/support--express-bridge-loan-pilot-program-guide

Small Business Paycheck Protection & Loan Forgiveness* – Provides up to $10 million in assistance to small businesses and 501(c)3 nonprofits that is partially forgivable. This includes sole-proprietors, independent contractors and other self-employed individuals. Financing is available for employee wages up to $100,000 and can cover additional expenses, such as rent, utilities, etc. expended between February 15, 2020 and June 30, 2020. Can be combined with an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan as long as they go toward separate expenses. 

SBA (link)  https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/paycheck-protection-program-ppp

CARES Flow Chart
https://smallbusiness.house.gov/uploadedfiles/cares_act_flow_chart_3-31.pdf

U.S. Chamber of Commerce SBA Loan Program Info (link)  https://www.uschamber.com/sites/default/files/023595_comm_corona_virus_smallbiz_loan_final.pdf

SCORE - A resource partner of the SBA, offering personalized assistance for small businesses (link)  https://www.score.org/coronavirus

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts - COVID -19 Emergency Response  Page (link)  https://comptroller.texas.gov/about/emergency/

Important Updates, Resources & Information for Texas Businesses - Office of the Governor (link)  https://gov.texas.gov/business/page/coronavirus

Facebook Small Business Grants Program (link)  https://www.facebook.com/business/boost/grants

The James Beard Foundation Food & Beverage Industry Relief Fund (link)  https://www.facebook.com/business/boost/grants

Texas Women´s University Grant Program to Aid Women's Businesses Hurt by COVID-19 (link)  https://www.facebook.com/business/boost/grants

Verizon / LISC Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Fund (link)  https://www.lisc.org/our-stories/story/verizon-and-lisc-fire-25-million-small-business-covid-19-recovery-fund

Yelp's COVID-19 Response & Support for Local Businesses (link)  https://www.lisc.org/our-stories/story/verizon-and-lisc-fire-25-million-small-business-covid-19-recovery-fund

GoFundMe - Small Business  Relief  Fund  (link)  https://www.gofundme.com/f/smallbusinessrelieffund

Texas Workforce Commission Shared Work Program – Provides partial funding for hourly employees whose hours have been cut due to a slowdown in business Link (link)  https://www.twc.texas.gov/businesses/shared-work

Internal Revenue Service Tax Filing FAQs* (moved from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020)  (link)  https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/filing-and-payment-deadlines-questions-and-answers

US Department of Labor Families First Coronavirus Response Act Family & Paid Sick Leave FAQs  (link)  https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-questions

Texas Restaurant Association Restaurant Relief Fund* - Provides a grant up to $5,000 to support the needs of independent restaurants  (link)  https://mailchi.mp/txrestaurant.org/txrestaurantrelieffund

Southern Smoke Restaurant Employee Emergency Relief Program* - Provides charitable funds to assist those employed and/or who own restaurants/bars or are restaurant suppliers  (link)  https://form.southernsmoke.org/smoke/application/

REGULATORY GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES AUTHORITIES


Office of Gov. Abbott Executive Order on Restaurants, Bars, Gyms & Senior Living Facilities 
 (link)  https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-issues-executive-orders-in-accordance-with-federal-guidelines-to-mitigate-spread-of-covid-19-in-texas

Office of Gov. Abbott Regulation Waiver for Hospitality Industry to Deliver Alcoholic Beverages (link)  https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-waives-certain-regulations-to-allow-delivery-of-alcohol-from-restaurants-and-to-support-hospitality-industry


Texas Department of Motor Vehicles – Temporary trucking deregulation 

Texas DMV Link  (link) https://www.txdmv.gov/motor-carriers

Texas Governor’s Office(link)  https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-waives-certain-state-trucking-regulations-to-expedite-delivery-of-resources-around-texas?fbclid=IwAR1-w036n2c8WT33decFQM-eCYaXug4J_-BzcPCpyU9l_KoC4PdzevR8UFY

 
Office of Gov. Abbott Removes Licensing Barriers for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses  (link)  https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-removes-licensing-barriers-for-advance-practice-registered-nurses


Office of Gov. Abbott Waives Licensing Regulations for Pharmacists & Technicians  (link)  https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-waives-certain-licensing-regulations-for-pharmacists-technicians


 

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Business news:  The first Wood County Area Restaurant MENU Guide is slated for publication in the first quarter of 2020.  Serving the Wood County and east Texas area.


If you wish to add your MENU to this site, we are now compiling a quarterly menu book to publish online; contact us to update your FREE listing and discuss economic quotes for participating and including a restaurant menu in the first  Wood County Area Restaurant Guide.


Click here to browse a list of Winnsboro dining, restaurant and food places. Frequently updated; Menus coming soon!

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Cities, Schools Links


ALL SCHOOLS IN TEXAS ARE CLOSED THROUGH MAY 1
WILL RE-OPEN ON MAY 4

SCHOOLS CALENDARS - IN WOOD COUNTY

Alba Economic Development Facebook Link

​Hawkins Chamber of Commerce

Holly Lake Ranch Community

Mineola, TX City Web Link

Quitman, TX City Weblink

Winnsboro, TX City Weblink

Yantis Tymes

Winnsboro Airport

Wood County Collins Field Airport

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