The Lubbock Economic Development Alliance is committed in its efforts to continue to be a resource for local businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Below is a list of resources to help you stay informed on the latest support programs for the short and long-term economic recovery opportunities for your business.
As companies move to remote work during the pandemic and an increasing number of workers are laid off or furloughed, we here at LEDA understand that it is as crucial now more than ever to provide a variety of local job opportunities, updated on a weekly basis. Whether you are searching for an entry-level job or a corporate position, you can view Lubbock’s extensive list of job opportunities here.
For more employment resources, visit the #InThisTogetherLBK jobs page.
See below for support programs in place to help businesses navigate these uncertain times.
SBA and Emergency Loan Resources
The Small Business Administration (SBA) is accepting new Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance applications from qualified small businesses and U.S. agricultural businesses. To apply, click here.
After submitting your EIDL application, we strongly advise also checking with your local bank to see if you may be eligible for a bank loan. If you are approved by your bank, you may be able to receive funds quicker than the EIDL application/approval process. A complete list of local banks can be found here.
Learn more about Federal Disaster Loans for businesses and private non-profits here.
Public Health Emergency Microgrant Support Program
Submission for the Microgrant Support Program is now closed.
The City of Lubbock has sent out notifications to all applicants. If you did not receive the grant, you should have received a letter from The City of Lubbock stating that you did not qualify for the microgrant, which means that you were not randomly selected.
Lubbock Safe! is a voluntary certification program designed for local businesses to promote the safety of their storefront while giving the community and visitors the assurance that Lubbock stores, boutiques, restaurants and other businesses are exceeding the minimum state standards to reopen. For more information, click here.
Lubbock Economic Recovery Task Force
The mission of the task force is to provide guidance to the City Council on necessary actions to responsibly and safely reopen Lubbock’s economy. Click here for more information.