(Princeton, Texas) – Collin County Commissioners Court today approved the launch of the Collin CARES Small Business Grant Program that provides up to $25,000 for eligible companies where gross revenue losses were more than 15 percent, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Businesses with less than $5 million in gross revenues and fewer than 100 full-time employees are eligible, and must have operated continuously within Collin County for 6 months prior to March 1, 2020. Business owners can apply for up to three (3) business locations having common ownership within Collin County.
Commissioners Court voted unanimously Monday afternoon to set aside $15 million in U.S. CARES Act funding for the grants in addition to the $30 million earmarked for Housing assistance and $5 million for local food pantries.
The program will accept online applications (www.collincountytx.gov) from Sept. 4 through 25, 2020, and allows for eligible businesses to receive from $5,000 to $25,000, provided the businesses can document actual incurred costs. The grants are taxable, and the program excludes those businesses within the City of Dallas.
Eligible expenses include:
- Fixed overhead costs – such as rent
- Contract Labor
- Supplier/material payments, and
- COVID-19 related business improvements, such as Personal Protective Equipment, sanitation supplies and equipment.
Details on qualifying for the grants will be posted on the Collin CARES pages at www.collincountytx.gov.
Gov. Greg Abbott issued a nearly statewide mask mandate Thursday, July 2, 2020
The order requires Texans living in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth while inside a business or other building open to the public, as well as outdoor public spaces, whenever social distancing is not possible. But it provides several exceptions, including children who are younger than 10 years old, people who have a medical condition that prevents them from wearing a mask, people who are eating or drinking and people who are exercising outdoors.
The mask order goes into effect at 12:01 p.m. Friday.
Municipal Court is postponed until further notice.
City offices are closed to the public, however residents can still call in and speak to the court clerks regarding how to take care of citations or warrants and get any information.
To contact the municipal court, call or email:
972.736.2416, Ext. 2
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Governor Greg Abbott issued Executive Orders to announce the second phase of the ongoing plan to open additional businesses and activities in Texas. This announcement expands upon the businesses and activities included in the first phase of the plan to Open Texas while minimizing the spread of COVID-19. All newly opened businesses and services are subject to the recommended minimum standard health protocols outlined by DSHS.
For more information on Covid-19 related orders and declarations click here.
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