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COVID-19 Response and Information

The Brazos Valley continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation, and the Brazos Valley Economic Development Corporation wants to ensure you have access to information and resources that will help if you or your company are in need during this time.
 
 
The team at the BVEDC stands ready to answer questions and address concerns of companies that call The Hub of the Texas Triangle home, as well as those who are interested in learning more about our community. Please visit our Staff page to find contact information for each of our staff members.
 
 
Your health and well-being is our primary concern. The Centers for Disease Control has a site wtih the latest guidelines to help keep you as safe and healthy as possible. Resources for businesses are available there.
 

Brazos County, the Cities of College Station and Bryan, and Texas A&M University have each set up pages on their websites with information to help residents and business owners.
 
 
The two cities' councils have approved grant programs to specifically assist small businesses during the COVID-19 situation.
 
 
The Brazos Valley COVID-19 Community Relief Fund has been established. Through generous donations, small business payroll grants will be offered for those whose businesses have experienced severe interruption. The fund will also assist non-profits in the community to help individuals facing difficulties. It has been spearheaded by United Way of the Brazos Valley, the Community Foundation of the Brazos Valley, the Cities of College Station and Bryan, and Chris Field, the founder of Mercy Project and the B/CS Marathon. The BVEDC is proud to support this cause.
 
 

The Brazos Valley Small Business Development Center, part of the SBDC's Texas Gulf Coast Network, assists the small businesses of our community every day. The BVEDC is proud to be its community funding partner.
 
 
The Small Business Administration has set up a page with guidance and loan resources for small businesses during this time. Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to Texas small businesses.
 
The U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship has provided guidance regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and one of its provisions, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
 
 
Texas A&M University has pivoted its Disaster Relief Fund to assist students -- many of whom are employees of Brazos Valley businesses -- who are struggling financially. The fund has previously been used to help Aggies following major hurricanes.
 
 

The Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce is a hub of information and resources for our local business community. More than 1,500 businesses are Chamber members.
 
 
The Brazos Valley Council of Governments has resources available, including answering questions for employers and employees regarding unemployment insurance related to COVID-19.
 
 
The Texas Workforce Commission has gathered resources for both employers and people seeking jobs in this time period.
 
 
The Office of the Governor of the State of Texas has set up a page with details on what Gov. Greg Abbott and his team are doing in response, along with resources the state is making available.
 
 
The U.S. Department of the Treasury has details on how it is handling the economic impact of COVID-19 on the nation, including the CARES Act and the PPP.
 
 
The U.S. Department of Labor is offering resources for workers and employees during the COVID-19 situation.
 
 
The U.S. Federal Reserve System has made resources available to help navigate through these times.
 
 
The Internal Revenue Service is providing tax relief information related to the pandemic and its effects to taxpayers and businesses. The tax filing and payment deadline has been extended to July 15.