COVID-19 Relief Resources

COVID-19 Relief Resources

FUNDING Resources

PRESERVE THE FORT – Small Business Grants

The City of Fort Worth recently received approximately $158 million in funding from the CARES Act, and is partnering with the United Way of Tarrant County to distribute $10 million of those funds to Fort Worth small businesses through the Preserve the Fort small business grant program.
Applications for Preserve the Fort grants open Tuesday, May 26, and close at 11:59 p.m. Monday, June 8.

Small Business Continuity Fund (SBCF)

Beginning on May 4th, 2020, the Office of Economic Development will begin accepting applications for the Small Business Continuity Fund (SBCF) program. That application will be accessible at The program is available to low-to-moderate income (LMI) microenterprise business owners (less than 5 employees) or small businesses with 50 or fewer employees that retain LMI workers. Businesses must be located in the City of Dallas.

Educational First Steps
Dallas/Fort Worth COVID-19 Childcare Relief Fund

Awards are intended to provide gap funding and immediate economic hardship relief to cover items not supported by the Texas Workforce Commission and other publicly available options.

Business Resiliency Microloan Program

The City of Fort Worth is teaming up with PeopleFund to launch the Business Resiliency Microloan Program, which is prepared to provide at least $850,000 to eligible businesses in Fort Worth who are being impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
Additional information and eligibility can be found here,

Businesses can apply for the Business Resiliency Microloan Program on the PeopleFund website:

North Texas Cares (nonprofit childcare) 

Nonprofit organizations that provide critical services to mitigate the short-term and long-term impact of the pandemic on the community may apply at

Texas Women’s University 
AssistHer Emergency Relief Grant (woman-owned business) 

The purpose of this program is to assist Texas, woman-owned businesses that have been severely impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19). A total of $1,000,000 (100 grant awards) is available in $10,000 awards.

Small Business Administration Loan Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Loan Advance 

The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. The loan advance will provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue.


COVID 19 Dallas County Resources

COVID 19 Tarrant County Resources


To help as you serve essential workers, the Texas Frontline Child Care Task Force has issued this Emergency Supply Purchase Authorization Form. Complete this Form and bring your operating permit (copy or original) to your local grocery supply store to request that they allow you to purchase above their current limits. Please note that this is voluntary, so the store may not be able to accommodate your request.


Access to available food:

Mental Health Support by North Texas Behavioral Authority 


SERVSAFE – Free Food Safety and Training Resources

Now through April 30, get the essential training every restaurant and foodservice worker needs to keep guests and themselves safe for FREE! This offer includes both the online training and assessment.