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Mar 18

Updated 03/18/2020 @ 10:00a.m.

Posted on March 18, 2020 at 12:16 PM by Bradley Fraley

The City of Watauga Mayor, Arthur L. Miner, has declared a Local State of Disaster for the City of Watauga effective March 17, 2020. This declaration is made in accordance with Texas Local Government Code Sec. 418.108 and is made in coordination with other efforts at the State and Federal level and is required to address the growing health threat of the COVID-19 virus pandemic.

Proclamation Declaring A Local Disaster

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has designated COVID-19 as a qualifying event for the provision of Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) for businesses and private non-profits in affected communities. Texas is currently working with SBA to qualify for this declaration. 

Small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives and some private nonprofit organizations that have suffered substantial economic injury due to COVID-19 may be eligible for an EIDL of up to $2 million, which will provide the necessary working capital to help businesses survive until normal operations resume after a disaster. EIDL assistance will only be available to small businesses when the SBA determines they are unable to obtain credit elsewhere. 

SBA Loan Information