Resources for Businesses

Applications for the most recent round of Business Assistance Program funding are due Nov. 13. Apply at this link or call 214-997-3676

Eligibility requirements: 

  • Business must have been in operation since September 21, 2019. 
  • Must be located within Garland city limits and operate out of a physical location in Garland. 
  • Businesses with 75 or less employees at the time of the City of Garland’s COVID-19 emergency declaration, March 16, 2020. 
  • Registered to do business in Texas. 
  • Demonstrate a 20% or more loss of revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • Annual gross revenue must be under $7.5 million. 

The City of Garland previously partnered with the Garland Chamber of Commerce to distribute $500,000 of CARES Act funds to qualifying Garland small businesses through the CRF Business Assistance Program. For details, visit the Chamber’s website.

The Garland Chamber of Commerce is providing a variety of resources to support Garland businesses.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Strike Force to Open Texas has created a set of guidelines for reopening business as the COVID-19 situation progresses. The plan includes guidance for individuals, business, customers and more. One specific detail allows for businesses to open at 25% of capacity. The City of Garland Building Inspection Department has created a document to help businesses calculate their occupancy limits.

Dallas County has posted additional information about Health & Safety Plans, as well as mask requirements, on its website.

See the Health Department Food Safety page for specific guidance for restaurants and movie theaters.

The City of Garland Economic Development Department is maintaining a list of resources to support and assist businesses during the COVID-19 crisis.


The National Development Council (NDC) is offering emergency financial assistance to Dallas County businesses that have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic.  The program targets small businesses with fewer than 100 employees and less than $1.5 million in annual revenue.  For more details, visit the NDC website. Program overview in English (pdf) - Program Overview in Spanish (pdf) - Program FAQs (pdf) - Program FAQs in Spanish (pdf)

From Garland Water Utilities

It is important to prepare closed buildings for employee/customer occupancy. Before resuming operation, be sure to flush all water lines thoroughly. Water that has been standing in pipelines for a long period of time needs to be pushed out and fresh chlorinated water needs to be brought through the lines. For more information visit CDC Flushing Recommendations.

If you have any questions, you can call the City of Garland Water Utilities department at 972-205-3210.