Winter Storm RESOURCES

CITY OF AUSTIN  Cold weather information and resources and updates on city services.

AUSTIN ENERGY  Current outages maps

AUSTIN WATER  Operational updates

COLD WEATHER SHELTERS  Updates via Austin Disaster Relief Network

MORE  Cold Weather Resources in English & RECURSOS DEBIDO AL CLIMA FRÍO

Read our latest updates here.

We are working with our government and nonprofit partners to provide information to the business community, and as a result of this partnership, we've created a consolidated winter storm and recovery resource page. Winter storm resources page for business



CITY OF AUSTIN COVID-19 Resources in English y En Español


Latest City of Austin Grant Opportunities:

  • City of Austin's - A one-stop resource to help businesses and individuals recover from the financial hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Find resources related to funding, unemployment assistance, legal aid, consulting help, and more.

Latest City of Austin Relief Efforts:


--> Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) & Paycheck Protection Program (*PPP)

5/21 The SBA and Treasury department released the PPP forgiveness application. Additionally, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has released a guide to PPP forgiveness. PPP Forgiveness Application   U.S. Chamber of Commerce Guide to PPP Forgiveness

*Reach out to your primary lender first regarding PPP


En Español

Sitios de Prueba y Tablero de CommUnity Care: Aquí puede encontrar nuevos horarios de los sitios para personas sin seguro médico. Personas pueden recibir atención médica sin referencia de un doctor en CommUnity Care. Tablero


BCBSTX COVID-19: Cubre tu rostro en público: Lee en español

Central Health: Videos nuevos compartidos en español y inglés y también información de su kit de herramientas.

Travis County Small Business Grant program:

Información publicada por Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas: Cubre tu rostro en público en español

Un video publicado por la Asociación de Contratistas Hispanos de los EU.

La grabación de Univision 62 Town Hall sobre los efectos desproporcionados de COVID-19 en la comunidad hispana. Vea la grabación aquí.

Austin Juntos Frente al Coronavirus: únete al groupo

Recursos de Ayuda ante Coronavirus (Univision):

Saber es Poder:


U.S. Small Business Administration: Assistance & Guidance

SBA Loan Information: Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program -

SBA Guidance for businesses and employers to plan and respond to COVID-19 and press release that was sent out in reference to the COVID-19 related small business concerns.

SBA: Q&A on SBA Webinar Recording


U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce & U.S. Chamber: Guidance

USHCC:  COVID-19 Technical Assistance Guide for Small Businesses

USHCC: CARES Act & Newsletter

USCC: Guide to the Employee Retention Tax Credit   


Business Resources - financial resources page: 

AT&T is helping businesses keep their teams connected through conference calls & video conferencing via Webex Meetings.

Austin Independent Business Alliance


BCL has three staff members dedicated to providing financial counseling and two dedicated to small business counseling to help navigate the resources available.

  • Personal financial coaching: If you’re ready to visit with an expert about your financial concerns and plan proactively for the next few months, they are offering no-cost sessions with their financial coaches. To sign up, create your profile in their online system here: All sessions will be done via teleconferencing or phone.
  • Entrepreneurship coaching: They have always offered remote, no-cost small business technical assistance. You can sign up for a session with Entrepreneurship Director Brian K. Marshall here:
  • Classes: Their Home Buyer Education has always been accessible online at We will keep you posted as other classes are made available

Excelerate America - Enterprise partners, education courses and more COVID-19 Resource Hub for Small Businesses

Facebook Business Resource Hub - Info about grants, toolkit, action guide and more

Texas Restaurant Association - Visit their page dedicated to coronavirus guidance resources.

Texas Workforce Commission - Filing for unemployment

  • Applying online: This page offers a tutorial for how to apply. After reading the tutorial, click on the Unemployment Benefits Services tab. This will take you to a webpage where you can create a log-in and start the application process.
  • Applying by telephone: If you don’t have Internet access, you may call the Texas Workforce Commission’s unemployment services line at 1-800-939-6631 and speak to an agency representative.

Workforce Solutions Capital Area is maintaining resources for immediate hiring support offered to businesses and workers.


Healthcare Resources

Austin Public Health Flyers: shareable materials


Texas Department of State Health Services:

Texas HHSC:

COVID-19 Testing Resources:

NEW: CommUnity Care Testing Sites: Updated testing site times for those without health insurance and without a doctor’s referral at CommUnity Care.

  • Ascension Seton is offering online urgent care through their website and mobile app. No insurance required. Ascension Online Care:
  • Austin Regional Clinic is testing high-risk patients with fever, dry cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, and travel from the Level 3 zones or exposure to a positive COVID-19 patient. Patients must call or book an appointment online.
  • Baylor Scott & White has built a questionnaire available through their app or online for those who have questions or concerns about COVID-19. Take the online questionnaire here. More information and links to telehealth screening are available here: or text BETTER to 88408 to install the app on your mobile device.
  • Cage Free Care is available every day 24/7 and is a coronavirus testing site: or 512-851-1018
  • CommUnity Care is testing uninsured or current CommUnity Care patients with fever higher than 100.4, dry cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, and who have been in contact with a positive COVID-19 patient. Those exhibiting symptoms should call the Community Care COVID-19 Hotline at 512-978-8775 (Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm) to receive guidance before arriving at a facility.
  • University of Texas Health in Austin (UTHA), Dell Medical Center's Clinic downtown. Drive through testing is available, but patients must be high-risk individuals referred by Austin Public Health and Ascension Seton  

BCBSTX tips and resources about the pandemic:

Central Texas Healthcare Teams Flyer: Don’t Delay ER Care  English   Español

Central Health videos in Español and English and info from the tool-kit

CommUnity Care Dashboard: Dashboard

St. David's HealthCare resource hub:

UT Health Austin Flyer: If you have symptoms or have tested positive for coronavirus, refer to this guide for an explanation of what the terms of social distancing, monitoring, isolation, and quarantine mean. English  Español

Regarding Cancer provides free psychosocial support and resources to those with cancer and their caregivers by matching newly diagnosed patients with a peer survivor of the same cancer or caregivers of cancer patients. Request a match online by clicking here:  to be matched with a volunteer survivor or caregiver by cancer type, treatment method, age, and gender. They can also be reached at 512-213-4993.

Updated on 02/18/2021

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