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Wednesday, June 10, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

Travis County’s small business grant program to go live June 15

Small businesses have waited nearly a month and a half to apply for $10 million in grant money set aside for Travis County’s small business grant program, designed to help companies affected by the Covid-19 economic downturn. After weeks of planning…

Monday, June 8, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

Travis County settles on $7.3M in direct assistance to smaller cities

Travis County will no longer be solely responsible for portioning out the $61.1 million to assist in disaster relief efforts during the pandemic. On June 2, the Commissioners Court unanimously voted to allocate $7.3 million, or $55 per Travis County…

Friday, May 29, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

Travis County considers direct financial allocations to smaller cities

Twenty-one municipalities in Travis County did not receive direct allocations of financial assistance either from the state or the federal government to help temper the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. To help fund relief efforts for their residents, those…

Monday, May 18, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

Travis County plans for 75% of eligible county employees to telework permanently

Currently, 2,300 employees of Travis County telecommute to their jobs. Most of these newly minted teleworkers started working from home following the Stay Home-Work Safe orders issued by the city and county on March 24.Now the county is exploring ways…

Friday, May 15, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

Travis County approves nursing home emergency staffing

People who live or work in nursing homes and senior living centers are some of the hardest hit by Covid-19. Austin Public Health has said both staff and residents are particularly vulnerable to the virus with 17 percent of the…

Thursday, April 30, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

Travis County directs $10M toward small business grant program

Despite the federal government authorizing $659 billion in small business aid, many small enterprises in Travis County are still in need of funds in order to survive the economic crisis caused by Covid-19. To help those business owners, the Travis County…

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