The City of Austin is committed to restoring our local economy in a manner that is safe, equitable, and prosperous for all. 

We are working diligently to help businesses and individuals recover from the financial hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. By working together, we will overcome this unprecedented time in our city’s history. 

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Helping You Recover

Small Businesses and Sole Proprietors

Musicians and Artists

Housing Assistance

Non-Profit Organizations

Employment Assistance

Community Resources

 

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Recent Economic Recovery News

 

City of Austin Dashboards for COVID-19 Economic Recovery Programs

The City of Austin Economic Development Department published several dashboards for several economic recovery programs administered by the department. These dashboards display information such as the number of applications received for each program, profiles of applicants (minus personal information), and approval and denial rates. Click the links below to view the program dashboards. 

Email ATXrecovers@austintexas.gov for more information about these dashboards and the grant programs. 

 

Current Control Orders and Emergency Rules 

Information is provided at the City of Austin's COVID-19 website regarding state and local orders and rules that have been issued during COVID-19, including the Austin-Travis County "Stay Home, Mask, and Otherwise Be Safe" Orders and Health Authority Emergency Rules.

 

Gov. Abbott Expands Capacity For Certain Services In Texas, Announces Guidance For Nursing Home, Long-Term Care Visitations

On September 17, 2020, Governor Greg Abbott issued Executive Orders expanding occupancy levels for restaurants, retail stores, office buildings, manufacturing facilities, gyms and exercise facilities and classes, museums, and libraries, and re-authorizing elective surgeries for a majority of the state of Texas. The Governor also announced new visitation guidance for eligible nursing homes, assisted living facilities, intermediate care facilities, home and community-based service providers, and inpatient hospice effective Thursday, September 24th. 

Under the new orders:

  • Restaurants, retail stores, office buildings, manufacturing facilities, gyms, exercise facilities and classes, museums, and libraries can now increase occupancy levels to 75%.  

  • Residents will be allowed to designate up to two essential family caregivers who will be provided necessary training to allow them to safely go inside a facility for a scheduled visit, including in the resident’s room, to help ensure their loved one’s physical, social, and emotional needs are being met. 

For more information on the Governor's orders and regulations, visit the Texas Coronavirus Resources and Response Page.

The City of Austin and Travis County extended the “Stay Home, Mask, and Otherwise Be Safe” Orders through December 15, 2020. These orders direct Austin-Travis County residents to continue to practice social distancing, hygiene, and face-covering behaviors. In addition to hygiene guidelines, the orders state that social gatherings up to 10 people should be avoided or minimized, and socializing in groups of 10+ individuals outside of the same household are prohibited. Read the full City of Austin and Travis County orders.

 

Return to School Information

The Austin-Travis County Health Authority adopted new emergency rules that relate to reopening schools to promote the health and safety of Austin-Travis County residents in the fight against COVID-19. Learn more about the guidance and resources for returning to school online