Government Resources for Economic Recovery
As you are looking to make some business decisions with issues impacting your business, please take a look at the following options currently available. The Frisco Chamber of Commerce is diligently working to update this page as information is received. Our goal is to provide easy-to-understand explanations of how the resources found here impact individuals and different-sized businesses, by providing toolkits and links to much-needed documents!
Declarations, Notices, and Orders
Visit the City of Frisco's website for up-to-date coronavirus related information.
The Frisco City Council amended its emergency ordinance to align with Governor Greg Abbott’s Executive Order and The Governor’s Report to ’Open Texas’. All essential businesses remain open under the operating guidelines previously provided by the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. For the Latest updates please visit the Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas webpage.
Denton County has launched the OPEN (Operational Plan for Economic Normalization) Grant with $2.2 million available through grants for businesses physically operating within Denton County. The goal of this program is to help the businesses that have been closed the longest and negatively impacted by COVID-19.
Grants awarded will be up to $10,000. These grants are for:
- Businesses with less than 50 employees
- Less than $7 million in gross annual revenue
- Businesses started before March 1, 2019
- Only for-profit entities and likely “non-essential” businesses
Applications will be accepted beginning at noon on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, through noon on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. (It is not first-come, first-served.) The attached document has valuable information regarding eligibility and documents required. You can also visit dentoncounty.gov/open.
The Collin County Commissioners Court on Monday adopted the Collin Cares recovery plan to assist families and individuals impacted by COVID-19. The county plan provides direct financial assistance for housing, utilities, and groceries; as well as funding for COVID-19 testing, personal protective equipment, and cities’ COVID-19 costs and recovery efforts.
The funds come from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which provided more than $171 million in federal aid to Collin County. The funding provides relief for family and government costs incurred from March 1 through the end of the year.
Under Collin Cares, the Commissioners Court is providing:
- $3 million for COVID-19 testing for uninsured individuals
- $5 million for personal protective equipment (PPE)
- $45 million for housing (rent and mortgage), utilities, and food assistance
- $5 million to help re-stock local food pantries
- $50 million to cities for COVID-19 costs and recovery efforts
- $40 million for county COVID-19 costs
Additionally, the Commissioners Court has reserved $23 million for future costs.
Collin Cares will provide up to $2,500 in monthly financial assistance to each qualifying household, with a maximum of four months of eligibility. Dallas residents who live in Collin County must apply for assistance through the City of Dallas, which has also received relief funds under the CARES Act.
Officials are also finalizing plans for expanded COVID-19 testing options in the county.
Additional program details will be released soon, with assistance available retroactively to March 1. Program details will be shared at www.collincountytx.gov as they become available.