Restaurant Revitalization Fund Content

Latest on RRF The Restaurant Revitalization Fund content on can be accessed via: or for Spanish. The URL must be in lower case. What this means: Anyone (SBA staff, Resource Partners, members of the public, etc) can now access a sample of what the application will look like, as well as a program guide with detailed explanations.  This [...]

2021-04-19T08:13:21-05:00April 19th, 2021|Economic Development|

Join Virtual Townhall for Small Businesses this Friday with SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla, and Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard

SBA Administrator Guzman and CA Leaders Host Virtual Town Hall for Small Business Owners to Discuss American Rescue Plan Join SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla, and Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard for a virtual town hall discussion on economic recovery for small business owners this Friday April 16, 2021 at 9am PST. This free [...]

2021-04-15T12:52:13-05:00April 15th, 2021|Economic Development|

New Survey & Tools: Small Employers Say Vaccines are Critical for Getting Back to Business

  Here's why: The COVID-19 pandemic has hit small businesses hard. Revenue is down by more than 50% for one in four small businesses   Small employers are critical to reducing vaccine hesitancy and increasing vaccine access. More than 100 million people of the more than 328 million people in the U.S. generate their livelihoods [...]

2021-04-06T15:13:43-05:00April 6th, 2021|Economic Development|

Eye-popping pop-up markets provide colorful crafts for Easter

They’re as perennial as the bluebonnets, paintbrushes and buttercups that line Texas’ roadways in spring: Colorful displays of piñatas, cascades of cascarones, bunches of bouquets and baskets. Several “Peeps Pop-up" markets lined streets throughout the East Aldine District Friday and Saturday as entrepreneurs and fund-aisers set up their annual Easter displays in the rite of [...]

2021-04-03T18:38:25-05:00April 3rd, 2021|Community, Economic Development, My East Aldine|

SBA: PPP Deadline Extended to May 31, 2021

  The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Deadline is Extended to May 31, 2021 Today President Biden signed the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Extension Act into law extending the PPP deadline from March 31 to May 31, 2021. Read the full statement from SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman about how this is "providing additional critical relief to the smallest of [...]

2021-03-31T17:05:32-05:00March 31st, 2021|Economic Development|

Mark Your Calendar: SBA Houston Virtual Events

Houston District Office  - March 2021       Women in Business: Lender Matchmaking Tuesday, March 23 | 8:30am CST | REGISTER HERE Are you READY to pursue financing to start or grow your business?  Hear from multiple participating SBA Lenders and Micro Lenders and learn about non-traditional and traditional loan programs, understanding lending credit requirements, [...]

2021-03-14T20:47:45-05:00March 14th, 2021|Economic Development|

SBA: Register for the PPP Webinar Series

The U.S. Small Business Administration has some key changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) which will be available for a limited amount of time to ensure America’s smallest businesses get exclusive access. If you are a small business owner with fewer than 20 employees, or are self-employed; there is new information for you. Please [...]

2021-03-08T20:55:59-06:00March 8th, 2021|Economic Development|

SBA Prioritizes Smallest of Small Businesses in the Paycheck Protection Program

SBA Announces Changes to Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to Further Promote Equitable Access to Relief Building on a month of strong results, the Biden-Harris Administration and the U.S. Small Business Administration are taking steps with the Paycheck Protection Program to further promote equitable relief for America’s mom-and-pop businesses. Updates include:  From Wednesday, February 24th to Tuesday, March 9th (14 [...]

2021-02-23T21:47:26-06:00February 23rd, 2021|Economic Development|
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