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Click on the COVID-19 page to your left for more information.
For information from Cooke County please visit: https://www.co.cooke.tx.us/
URGENT information for small businesses & non-profits:
Small Business Administration Economic
Injury Disaster Loan Program - COVID-19
The Small Business Administration (SBA) has designated COVID-19 as a qualifying event for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) for businesses and private non-profits in affected communities. Texas is currently working with SBA to qualify for this declaration.
Small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives and some private nonprofit organizations that have suffered substantial economic injury due to COVID-19 may be eligible for an EIDL of up to $2 million, which will provide the necessary working capital to help businesses survive until normal operations resume after a disaster. EIDL assistance will only be available to small businesses when the SBA determines they are unable to obtain credit elsewhere.
In order for Texas to receive an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Declaration, the following must occur:
Affected businesses will need to fill out an Estimated Disaster Economic Injury Worksheet certifying the business has suffered substantial economic injury as a result of COVID-19 and are in need of financial assistance.
The City of Gainesville Emergency Management, in cooperation with the Gainesville Economic Development Corporation (GEDC) and Chamber of Commerce, are reaching out seeking Economic Injury Worksheet submissions.
Your assistance in this effort is critical in order to facilitate the declaration and certification process.
You can find the Economic Injury Disaster Declaration form for small businesses of 500 employees or less at the link below.
Please return the forms to the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce by Friday, March 20, 2020. Email: Info@GainesvilleCofC.com
If the effects from COVID-19 are not yet realized,but you anticipate an impact, you may update this information and resend when you have a more accurate account of the impact.
For more resources from the White House, please visit whitehouse.gov
Please use the link below to access our list of event cancellations for the City.