Please visit our Resources page for helpful information on resources available to businesses.

Guide to Small Business Emergency Loans (PPP)

Guide to Small Business Emergency Loans (PPP)

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) provides 100% federally guaranteed loans that can be forgiven if borrowers maintain or restore payrolls. Check eligibility, calculate borrowing limits, and apply using this guide.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is marshaling all its resources to help companies stay afloat and keep paychecks flowing to American workers and families; mobilize the business community to combat the pandemic; and help companies prepare for a safe, successful, and sustainable reopening of the economy.

We are committed to helping as many businesses, families and industries as possible endure the financial hardships caused by the pandemic and return to work in a safe and sustainable way.

https://www.uschamber.com/report/guide-small-business-covid-19-emergency-loans

Texas Economic Development

Texas Economic Development & Tourism staff and community partners continue to work together to provide direct assistance and resource referrals to Texas businesses to overcome this crisis. We are also focused on recovery and the next steps to position our state’s businesses and communities for future success. For additional news and resources regarding the State’s response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), go to

https://gov.texas.gov/business/page/coronavirus

Guide to Relief for Independent Contractors

Guide to Relief for Independent Contractors

If you are an independent contractor or self-employed individual, you may be eligible for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans/grants, SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL), and/or Unemployment Compensation for lost income. This guide walks you through all the steps.

Guide to PPP Loan Forgiveness

Guide to PPP Loan Forgiveness

Use this step-by-step guide to calculate your PPP loan forgiveness amount, navigate record-keeping requirements, and determine repayment terms on amounts not forgiven.

SBA Disaster Assistance

The SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters.

More Information

EPStrong

https://www.epstrong.org/businesses.php

An informational hub of resources and guidance to help businesses.

The Barstool Fund

The Barstool Fund

In support of the 30 Day Fund

If you are a small business owner in need of help due to the impacts of COVID, you can submit your application at: TheBarstoolFund.com/apply

Small Business Grants

March 5, 2021:

Any remaining Tier I funds will be made available to any business located within El Paso County, including businesses located within El Paso city limits.

For all FASTER program guidelines and qualifications click HERE

Click here for a list of answers to frequently asked questions.

For any questions on the programs please contact the El Paso County Economic Development Department at EconomicDevelopment@EPCounty.com

Large Loan Program

Administered By: Administered by Borderplex Community Capital (EP Community Foundation)

Loan Amounts: $35K to $125K

Program Type: Zero Interest & Forgivable Loan Program

Program Application Information: Large Loan Program: Click Here

Check Application Status:

Mario Porras
915-533-4020
mporras@epcf.org

Small Loan Programs

Administered By: LiftFund & PeopleFund

Loan Amounts: Up to $50K

Program Type: Zero Interest & Forgivable Loan Program

Program Application Information: People Fund Loan Program: Click Here

Lift Fund Loan Program:

No Longer Taking Applications, check for updates

Check Application Status: People Fund Loan Program:

Elvira Valles
915-213-1537
evalles@peoplefund.org

Lift Fund Loan Program:

Enrique Aragon
800-494-4973
EPCFaster@liftfund.com

Technology Solutions Grant Program

Administered By: Workforce Solutions Borderplex

Grant Amounts: Based on Needs

Program Type: Technical & Equipment Acquisition Assistance for Local Businesses

Program Application Information To Schedule an Appointment: Click Here

Check Application Status: William Bush
915-351-6018
William.bush@borderplexjobs.com

Build Safe Grant Programs

Administered By: Administered by El Paso Chamber & El Paso Hispanic Chamber

Grant Amounts: Up to $10,000

Program Type: Microgrants Supporting Operational Safety Improvements (PPE/Guards/Signage)

Program Application Information: The El Paso County FASTER program has exhausted grant funding and is no longer accepting applications for the above grant programs. If you are seeking financial assistance, please consider the forgivable loan programs also available under the FASTER program through the El Paso Community Foundation or People Fund. If you would like to be contacted regarding new grant opportunities, please fill out the referral form above. This site will be updated if additional grant funding becomes available.

Check Application Status: El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce:

Patrick Espinoza
915.566.4066
PEspinoza@ephcc.org

El Paso Chamber:

Kristina Pena
915-534-0500
kpena@elpaso.org

El Paso Electric

https://www.epelectric.com/contact-us

customercare@epelectric.com

El Paso Electric Toll free:
1-800-592-1634
(915) 543-5711

Customer Service
Texas: (915) 543-5970

El Paso Water

https://www.epwater.org/customer_service/contact_us

Customer Service:
915-594-5500

For billing questions, service issues or other account information, representatives are available Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. to take your call. You can also email us at customer.service@epwater.org.

Customer Service Center

6400 Boeing Drive El Paso, TX 79925

Texas Gas Service

https://www.texasgasservice.com/cares

Get help with food, rent, utilities and more at 211texas.org.