MEAL SERVICES FOR STUDENTS
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued guidance that allows schools that operate the National School Breakfast & Lunch Program to offer meals to all Elementary & Middle School students at no cost for the 2021-2022 school year. Plano and Richardson ISD are offering free meals to all students, 18 years and younger, for the 2021-2022 school year. Allen ISD is offering free meals to only Middle and Elementary school students.
SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
The SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters. To apply please visit: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance
The CARES Act provided almost $350 billion for a small business loan program called the Paycheck Protection Program. Small businesses can start applying for loans that can be used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities. These loan amounts will be forgiven as long as the loan proceeds are used to cover the costs listed above over the eight-week period after the loan is made. For more information, please visit the Small Business Administration site here.
Please visit the Texas Workforce Commission website by clicking here or call 800-939-6631 for assistance in applying for unemployment benefits. As always, please reach out to our office if we can assist you in any way. 972-908-3358
ECONOMIC IMPACT PAYMENTS
The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service have sent three economic impact payments to date. To learn more or track your payment, please visit: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/economic-impact-payments-what-you-need-to-know