BakerRipley East Aldine Campus Tax Center Location

BakerRipley East Aldine Campus Tax Center location will be open January 28th-April 15th (M-F 9AM-7PM & S 9AM-2PM) Families and individuals earning up to $58,000 are eligible for this FREE Quality Tax Preparation. Services include: Tax Returns & Amendments (2015-2020) Free e-filing and direct deposit ITIN applications and renewals (this service will resume in February) [...]

2021-01-22T22:55:45+00:00January 22nd, 2021|Community|

Complete Communities Grant Proposal Workshops

Grant Proposal Workshops January 26 and February 25 The Planning and Development Department is offering two grant proposal workshops for Complete Communities that wish to apply for LISC small grants ranging up to $5,000. Workshops will be held virtually Jan. 26 and Feb. 25. Visit for LISC grant application details. Email or call [...]

2021-01-22T15:06:21+00:00January 22nd, 2021|Community|

Celebrate 100 Years of Harris County Public Library

Celebrate 100 Years of HCPL Harris County Commissioners Court proclaimed 2021 as the Year of the Library in recognition of the library’s first one hundred years and its commitment to remain a vital and vibrant asset for the people of Harris County.  Each month in 2021, the Harris County Public Library will release a new original [...]

2021-01-14T17:43:58+00:00January 14th, 2021|Community, Events|

SBA: PPP Re-Opens to Small Lenders on 1/15 & All Lenders on 1/19

The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, will re-open the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan portal to PPP-eligible lenders with $1 billion or less in assets for First and Second Draw applications on Friday, January 15, 2021 at 9 am ET. The portal will fully open on Tuesday, January 19, [...]

2021-01-14T15:44:44+00:00January 14th, 2021|Economic Development|

Buyout Program Deadline Extended

  BUYOUT PROGRAM HEADLINES & HIGHLIGHTS JANUARY 2021, VOLUME 4   Para subscribirse a este boletín informativo, o si prefiere recibirlo en Español, favor de enviar un correo electrónico a To subscribe to this newsletter, or if you prefer to receive it in Spanish, please email   Breaking News...     Deadline Extended   Thanks [...]

2021-01-13T01:02:58+00:00January 13th, 2021|Community|

SBA: Shuttered Venue Grant Webinar, Thursday, Jan. 14

Join this webinar for a preliminary overview of the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program included in the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act signed into law by President Trump on Dec. 27, 2020. Eligible organizations with a reduction in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic will have the opportunity to receive [...]

2021-01-12T22:17:58+00:00January 12th, 2021|Economic Development|

SBA: Economic Aid Act – PPP & EIDL Updates

Please find a link to our upcoming webinar schedule for small businesses:  MARK YOUR CALENDAR: SBA Houston Virtual Events ( Sessions include an overview of the new stimulus package as well as Q&A sessions with SBA Leadership. Recent Press Release issued for reopening of PPP Loans (pdf also attached): PPP Reopens Jan 11 | The U.S. Small Business Administration |   SBA [...]

2021-01-10T21:25:13+00:00January 10th, 2021|Economic Development|

The County Connection: There’s Light at the End of This Tunnel

The County Connection Lina Hidalgo | Harris County Judge   Happy New Year Harris County! I know you all are just as happy as I am to say goodbye to 2020. We’ve faced so many dire challenges over the last year -- unemployment, financial devastation, social isolation, illness, and death. We’ve sacrificed so much to [...]

2021-01-09T00:03:55+00:00January 9th, 2021|Community|
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