The City of Leander's Economic Development Department is working closely with our local, state and federal partners to learn of resources available to businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check this page regularly to stay up-to-date on updates and resources for local businesses.
On Thursday, April 8th, the Leander City Council approved a COVID-19 Emergency Business Grant program to provide working capital for personnel costs, rent, utilities and critical business equipment or supplies for existing small businesses within the city of Leander, Texas, that are experiencing a loss of business due to the COVID-19 crisis.
The city’s existing Old Town Incentive Grant, which has $208,000 in unused funds in 2020, will serve as the new program’s initial funding source.
Qualified applicants will be eligible for economic development grants in the amount of $2,500 and $5,000, for businesses who can demonstrate direct negative impacts on their business related to the COVID-19. Award amounts will depend on demonstrated factors such as financial need, total number of employees, annual gross receipts and critical business equipment or supplies. Leander City Council also is the sole and final authority in determining eligibility for funding. For more information, please visit the COVID-19 Emergency Business Grant Program web-page.
This page provides information on available resources for businesses who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The City of Leander has created a list of restaurants which are in operation with options for carryout, curbside, drive-thru, delivery, online ordering, and to-go alcoholic beverages. This list is continuously evolving as more information becomes available, so please excuse any errors as they are unintentional. If a business would like to be included on this list, please Contact Us.
The City of Leander is aware of the challenges facing local businesses and is working to identify the most beneficial ways to provide assistance. The City of Leander and the Leander Chamber of Commerce have partnered together to create a survey that will gather key information that will help inform its response to the COVID-19 impact on the local economy. Leander businesses are encouraged to complete the city’s COVID-19 Business Survey.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) has several programs available to provide financial assistance to businesses impacted by COVID-19. These include the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Loan Advance, SBA Express Bridge Loans, and more. For more information, please visit click here.
This page provides resources for individuals seeking employment that have lost their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This page provides information on public health issues related to COVID-19 from federal, state, and local agencies.