Please know that during this difficult time, YOUR Bastrop Chamber is dedicated to finding and giving you every resource possible to help you make it through COVID-19. Below are a few more with some important deadlines coming up quickly.

Apply for grants up to $50,000 to support business growth, including $10,000 emergency COVID-19 Business for All Grants to help small businesses in crisis.

Google is offering $340 million in credits for Google Ads that the company says can be used throughout 2020 across any of Google's advertising platforms. The stated goal is to alleviate some of the cost of staying in touch with their customers., the charitable and advocacy arm of GoFundMe, started the Small Business Relief Fund to benefit small businesses. Supporters can donate to the Small Business Relief Fund, which will issue $500 matching grants to qualifying businesses that raise at least $500 on GoFundMe.

The Texas Black Expo  is offering micro-grants of  $1,000 to 100 entrepreneurs  who have been in business for two years, are currently open, and are experiencing coronavirus-related hardship.

Reclamation Ventures opened a grant opportunity to cover one month of missed revenue (up to $2,500) for wellness spaces and wellness instructors that represent underestimated communities. Applications will be open until April 30. 

The Texas Shared Work program allows an employer to divide the available work or hours of work among a specified group of affected employees in lieu of a layoff, and it allows the employees to receive a portion of their Unemployment Insurance benefits while working reduced hours. The percentage of reduced hours can be different for different individuals, as long as the reduction in normal weekly hours ranges from 10 percent to 40 percent each week.