We are working to determine additional ways we can be supportive of our community businesses and organizations in this ever-evolving situation.
Please view the available resources below. As we learn more, we will continue to update this page with pertinent information.
As of April 3, 2020, these are the best available business relief resources under the newly-passed federal CARES Act:
Check the box requesting up to $10,000 in emergency advance funds that do not have to be repaid.
More information here: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/economic-injury-disaster-loan-emergency-advance
If you keep paying your employees, these “loans” become grants for payroll, utility, mortgage and rent expenses. These funds are limited and will run out, so apply SOON.
More information about the program here: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/paycheck-protection-program-ppp
A sample application: https://www.sba.gov/document/sba-form--paycheck-protection-program-borrower-application-form
Find a participating lender here: https://www.sba.gov/paycheckprotection/find
You will probably qualify for unemployment benefits if you:
Are not given work due to layoffs or permanent, indefinite, or temporary business closure caused by COVID-19;
Are self-employed, if you cannot find work or your business has closed permanently, indefinitely, or temporarily because of COVID-19;
Are given reduced hours due to COVID-19;
Are fired or leave work due to a verified illness of yourself or a minor child under your care;
Are unable to work (whether you were employed by someone else or self-employed) because you are caring for a child whose school or child-care facility closed due to COVID-19;
Are fired or leave work to comply with a mandatory order issued under a disaster declaration;
Are unable to work due to government-ordered quarantine;
Are unable to work because a doctor advised you to self-quarantine due to COVID-19 concerns;
Are unable to work because you have COVID-19 symptoms and are seeking a diagnosis;
Are unable to work because you have been diagnosed with COVID-19;
Are unable to work because someone else in your household has been diagnosed with COVID-19; or
Are unable to work because you are caring for a family member who has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
City Manager Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates
Food Service & Community Information
Emergency Ordinance 2020-03-06
Brewster County Declaration of Local State of Disaster
Sul Ross State University Coronavirus Updates
SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES
U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Program
SBA Disaster Assistance One-Pager
SBA Coronavirus Disaster Loans
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans for COVID-19
Resources for Small Business In Response to the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic
U.S. Small Business Administration
TransPecos Banks statement on SBA loans
U.S. CHAMBER RESOURCES
Texas Workforce Commission
Texas Workforce Commission Encourages Employers to Enroll in Shared Work Program
Texas Workforce Commission Unemployment Application
Texas Health & Human Services
Texas Department of Health & Human Services
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Resources and Updates for Affected Taxpayers
Governor Abbott's Executive Orders
Office of Governor Greg Abbott
FAQ for Employers from the Texas Workforce Commission
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES (Through WSB)
The economic impact of the COVID-19 virus is of great concern to our entire nation. We expect that there will be employment disruptions for many of our residents. We will maintain this page with any employment opportunities that may become available in the hope that it might provide some assistance.
• Alpine Family Dollar has two part-time positions available.
• Fort Davis Family Dollar has multiple full- and part-time positions available.
The following positions are available through Workforce Solutions Borderplex:
• O'Reilly Auto Parts - part-time counter sales
• PermiaCare - two positions
• Preventative Care Health Services - various positions
• TxDOT- full-time positions
• Coca-Cola - part-time merchandiser
In response to concerns of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) announces a closure update for its job centers, including Alpine, effective March 18th (until further notice). WSB has moved to complete remote assistance to its clients and the greater Borderplex community. The Alpine center will be closed to the public for case management and in-office visits as we implement the federal guideline of social distancing.
WSB encourages job seekers to contact them via phone or email to better tailor job search assistance to meet their needs. Call or email Virginia Sandoval at (915) 887-2383 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Employment Opportunities with the City of Alpine:
March 18, 2020
Community Leaders discuss COVID-19 Emergency Declaration on the air on KVLF 1240