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. 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. The application period for this grant will remain open until May 31, 2020; until funding has been exhausted; or until the City determines that its program goals have been satisfied.
This page provides information on available resources for businesses who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In an effort to assist the small business community during these unprecedented times, PEC’s Board of Directors at the April 17 meeting approved the use of economic development funds to establish a temporary program for utility payment assistance. This program is intended to help small businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19 with their utility bills, providing important aid to our rural economies.
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.