Additional Resources

 Financial and Business Incentives 

Entity Eligibility* Type of Incentive Contact Information
Brazos Valley COVID-19 Community Relief Fund Nonprofit Organizations & Small Businesses Grants
Dropbox Businesses Free Subscription
Facebook Small Businesses Cash Grants &
Advertising Credits
Fattmerchant & Gift Up! Small Businesses Free Virtual Gift Cards
GoFundMe & Yelp Independent Businesses Fundraising &
Business Relief
Google Small & Medium Businesses Advertising Credits
Hello Alice Small Businesses Cash Grants
James Beard Foundation Independent Restaurateurs Cash Assistance
JP Morgan Small Businesses Cash Assistance
Kiva Small Businesses Zero Interest Loans
LiftFund Small Businesses Loans
MainVest Brick & Mortar Businesses Zero Interest Loans
Opportunity Fund Small Businesses Cash Grants &
Low Interest Loans

Restaurant Workers'
Community Foundation

Restaurants &
Restaurant Workers
Grants, Loans, &
Individual Assistance
Samuel Adams & Greg Hill Foundation

Restaurants & Restaurant Workers

Seated Restaurants

Free Finance &
Law Expert Advice
Texas Restaurant Relief Fund Independent Restaurateurs Cash Grants
Texas Women's University Women-Owned Businesses Cash Grants
US Small Business Administration Small Businesses Low Interest Loans
Wefunder Small Businesses Crowdfunded Loans
Yelp Independent Restaurants
and Nightlife Businesses
Waived Fees &
Free Advertising

*Generic terms such as "Small Businesses" and "Independent Businesses" are used on this page; check each program for their specific eligibility requirements.


Testing Sites

  • United Memorial Medical Center (UMMC) is conducting FREE drive-through COVID-19 testing at Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, 18111 Lexington Blvd Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
  • UMMC has the capacity to administer 150 to 200 tests daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Once they've reached the number of vehicles they can accommodate during this period of time, the gates will be closed and they'll continue testing those that are lined up in the parking lot. Tuesday was the first day of testing and they did reach capacity before 10 a.m. 
  • Anyone experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms such as temperatures exceeding 100, shortness of breath and dry/persistent coughs may be tested at the site.  According to United Memorial, test results may take up to three days due to the current surge in lab testing; however, everyone will be called by the hospital whether they test positive or negative.
  • To accommodate efficient flow of traffic through the site, Oxbow at Lexington will be closed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the testing operations.
  • To access the test, motorists traveling southbound on U.S. Highway 59 should exit University Boulevard, take the turn-around under the freeway overpass to the northbound frontage road and turn right on Taborwood Avenue.  


Upcoming Webinars for Local Businesses

Webinar Date & Time Meeting Information

Title: SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Application Webinars

Entity: US Small Business Association - Houston District Office

Multiple Daily Schedule for May 4 to May 8

Title: How Small Business, Workers, and Workplaces Should Respond to COVID-19

Entity: National Federation of Independent Business



Title: COVID-19: What You Need to Know

Entity: International Council of Shopping Centers



Title: Weekly Development Finance COVID-19 Briefings

Entity: Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA)

Every Friday

12 p.m. CDT


Companies Hiring 

Company Type of Work Contact Information


Fulfillment Centers and Delivery

Domino's Delivery, Customer Service, Management


Grocery Stockers, Cashiers, Customer Service

Papa John's Delivery, Customer Service, Management
Walmart & Sam's Club Store Associates