|Economic Development Administration CARES Act Funding
Federal Funding for Rural Communities
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a COVID-19
Federal Rural Resource Guide
organizing funding opportunities identified in the CARES Act and other federal resources that can help support rural America. There is new funding for
There is existing USDA funding for:
Upcoming Economic Recovery Webinars
April 28 | COVID-19 Business Forum: Economic Update | GHP
Patrick Jankowski, Senior Vice President of Research for the Greater Houston Partnership (GHP), will discuss his latest analysis of COVID-19, collapsing oil prices, and the imminent U.S. recession and their impact on Houston's economy.
April 28 | Marketing Advice to Combat an Economic Downturn | SCORE
Amanda Brinkman, host of the Small Business Revolution, will outline actionable marketing strategies to help businesses during the economic downturn related to COVID-19.
Visit our website for information and links to local, regional, and partner organizations that have additional resources and information on economic recovery. A select list is presented below.
The Greater Houston Partnership has established the Greater Houston Business Recovery Center (GHBRC), which will provide guidance on policy and financing related to recovery programs.
RestoreYourEconomy is your resource for up-to-date information related to COVID-19 and its economic impacts.
The Texas Economic Development Council COVID-19 webpage catalogs COVID-19 resources, updated, and links. It includes webinars, small business program examples, research white papers, resources for businesses, Texas Workforce Commission resources, and advice for retailers.
The National Association of Development Organizations COVID-19 resource center provides advocacy resources, upcoming virtual events and training, federal agency COVID-19 resources, member response resources, national partner organizations response resources, Office of Management and Budget guidance, state-by-state workforce guidelines, philanthropic resources for communities, and economic resilience resources.
The International Economic Development Council Corona Virus Response webpage provides information on the IEDC's COVID-19 webinar series, COVID-19 resources, and frequently updated situational reports.