The Small Business Administration (SBA) aims to restore small business revenue and sustain jobs after disasters. SBA is interested in understanding the impact of community-based approaches to help small businesses respond and recover to the COVID-19 pandemic. In spring 2020, the Dallas City Council used CARES Act funding to set up the Small Business Continuity Fund (SBCF) to help small businesses affected by the economic fallout from the COVID‐19 pandemic. OES partnered with the City of Dallas to understand how receiving a grant or a loan affected businesses’ ability to generate revenue and remain open, as well as the differential impact of such funding for women-owned and black-and-hispanic-owned businesses.
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