RICHARDSON – Richardson small businesses living in Dallas County adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible to obtain a forgivable loan worth up to $50,000.

From Aug. 10-23, Dallas County will be accepting pre-applications for its Emergency Business Assistance Program (EBAP).  EBAP is funded with federal CARES Act dollars and is designed to rapidly provide financial assistance to small businesses located in Dallas County that have been impacted by the pandemic and that have been unable to obtain financial assistance to meet all of their business needs.

Small businesses that are interested in applying for financial assistance through EBAP can visit the NDC EBAP website at Businesses that need assistance navigating the website may leave a voicemail message at 214-845-7673 and they will receive a return phone call within one business day.

Because Dallas County expects the amount of funding requested will exceed the funding available, not all eligible businesses will be invited to submit a full loan application.

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