Disaster Relief Funding Resources

I​s your small business looking for financial assistance? Various resources have been designed to help small business owners during these challenging times. Please review the information below to see which area might be the best fit for your needs.

Financial Resources

  • SBA Disaster Loans supports your needs by offering federal disaster loans for businesses, private nonprofits, homeowners and renters.
  • LiftFund is ready to assist you during this time. We have special public and private partnerships to assist small businesses across our footprint. Please note that there is limited funding for the special programs, but we are offering a LiftFund COVID-19 loan to assist small businesses during this time.
  • PeopleFund provides small business loans as well as business assistance and education to people with otherwise limited access to such resources. PeopleFund is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and operates as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) serving all of Texas.
  • City of Dallas Small Business Continuity Fund is an SBCF program that's available to low-to-moderate (LMI) microenterprise business owners (five or fewer employees) or small businesses with 50 or fewer employees that retain LMI workers.
  • City of Fort Worth is teaming up with PeopleFund to launch the Business Resiliency Microplan Program, which is prepared to provide at least $850,000 to eligible businesses in Fort Worth impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Alice provides the opportunity to 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.
  • SalesForce Cares Small Business Grants is committed to supporting small businesses through $10,000 grants designed to provide capital to help weather the COVID-19 crisis.
  • The Red Backpack Fund is creating at least 1,000 grants of $5,000 each to female entrepreneurs in the U.S. to help alleviate the immediate needs and support the long-term recovery of those impacted by the crisis.
  • Hispanic Small Business Center is proud to support small businesses across the U.S. facing the impact of COVID-19. Hispanic small businesses are among the hardest hit by the crisis. In partnership with Armando Christian "Pitbull" Perez and Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) Global, Hello Alice has designated a portion of our COVID-19 Business for All Emergency Grants specifically for Hispanic founders. We are also offering a Spanish-language version of our COVID-19 Business Resource Center with resources and translated guides that help business owners access government funding.