The health and safety of TX-31 is my top priority. I hope this page will serve as a tool for you to find relevant and helpful information. I have been consistently working and will continue to work with the Administration and my colleagues in the House to respond to the Coronavirus with additional funding and resources.
- Centers for Disease Control
- Texas Department of State Health Services
- Williamson County Health District
- Bell County Health District
- Department of Veterans Affairs
- Small Business Administration Guidance
- Texas Education Agency – Meal Finder Map
Resources for Small Businesses:
Economic Injury Disaster Loans:
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is providing targeted, low-interest disaster recovery loans to small businesses that have been severely impacted by Coronavirus. Additionally, the SBA continues to assist small businesses with counseling and navigating their own preparedness plans through the 68 District Offices and Resource Partners located around the country. On March 20, 2020 Governor Abbott announced that Texas businesses are now eligible for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL). To apply, please visit https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/ and submit your application today.
Paycheck Protection Program:
The Paycheck Protection Program provides small businesses with forgivable loans to pay up to 8 weeks of payroll costs. These loans can also be used to pay interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities. To learn more, please visit the Treasury’s fact sheet here.
Tax Filing Deadline:
Treasury Secretary Mnuchin announced that the income tax filing deadline has been moved from April 15 to July 15. This change will provide relief for Americans during the Coronavirus outbreak. If you expect a refund, you’re encouraged to file early. The IRS continues to process refunds.
Governor Abbott’s Plan to Reopen Texas:
Governor Abbott’s Stay Home Executive Order will expire on April 30, 2020. Beginning May 1, 2020, businesses can reopen at 25% capacity. For a list of businesses that can reopen, visit Governor Abbott’s website.