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City Of Wallis Development Corp.

Board of Directors

wallisedc@wallistexas.org

Cecilia Allice

Mallori Ramey

Tom Turner

Belinda Halfin

James King

Marti Frost-Turner

President

Vice President

Secretary

Treasurer

Boardmember

Boardmember

 

"WE AT THE WALLIS DEVELOPMENT CORP..."

We at the Wallis Development Corporation know this is a very difficult time for each of Wallis’ citizens and workers. We want to help reduce the stress created by the Covid-19 pandemic as much as possible by providing a consolidated place to learn about the help that is available for individuals, families and businesses. Below are the federal, state and other entities offering help. All of this information will be loaded on our website soon. If you have any questions in the interim, please email us at wallisedc@wallistexas.org.

Families & Individuals 

Families/Individuals: 

TxSchools.gov: Meals for Students 

School Meal Finder (map) (schoolmealfinder.hoonuit.com)

    • Resources for Job Seekers
      • If an individual’s employment has been affected by COVID-19 they may apply for benefits either online by using the Unemployment Benefits Services (UBS) at twc.texas.gov or by calling TWC at 800.939.6631 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday. UBS can be accessed at any time. For additional information, visit TWC’s website. (twc.texas.gov)
  • For the most up-to-date information on the COVID-19 pandemic, see cdc.gov.
  • For the most up-to-date information on the U.S. Government’s response, see usa.gov/coronavirus

Businesses

Federal:

Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EDIL) to small businesses and private non-profit organizations. 

SBA Guidance for Businesses in Responding to COVID-19

SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to COVID-19

3 Step Loan Process: An Overview of the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program Application Process (diasterloan.sba.gov)

Disaster Loan Assistance Application (diasterloan.sba.gov)

SBA Texas District Offices:

SBA Houston District Office - COVID -19 - Guidance for Small Businesses (daily webinars and Q&A) (content.govdelivery.com)

*If applying for an EIDL loan, the SBA recommends using Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge*

IRS Payment Deadline Extended: Filing and Payment Deadline Extended to July 15 

State:

Other: 

The Consumer Data Industry Association (CDIA) (cdiaonline.org) provided guidance to those directly or indirectly impacted. For years, the credit bureaus have had systems in place to minimize or eliminate the negative credit impact of the extreme events, like a natural disaster, or a pandemic.

Consumers who have been impacted (directly or indirectly) by Coronavirus are strongly encouraged to contact their lenders and creditors. Lenders and creditors have programs and plans to assist their customers in a time of a financial crisis, like a pandemic. Lenders and creditors typically offer forbearance or deferred payments programs for their customers who need help. In many cases, a consumer will be reported as “paid as agreed”.

Healthcare

Federal:

FAQs for Individuals, Providers and Insurers

CMS Current Emergencies- COVID-19 guidance and additional information  

Medicare Advantage and Part D Plans

Medicare Coverage and Payment 

            COVID 19-specific information (phe.gov)

  • Small Business Administration (SBA): (sba.gov) The SBA provides low-interest, long-term Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EDIL) to small businesses and private non-profit organizations. 

SBA Guidance for Businesses in Responding to COVID-19

3 Step Loan Process: An Overview of the Disaster Loan Program Application Process (diasterloan.sba.gov)

State:

 

Wallis, Texas, Economic Development

In April of 2000 the City of Wallis Economic Development Corporation was established to preserve and enhance economic development within the City of Wallis, Texas.
Mission
The mission of the Corporation is:
  • Existing business support and growth
  • New business recruitment
  • Job creation
  • Tourism promotion
  • Community enhancement

Click on link below to see ( Who and What is City of Wallis Development Corporation?)

Administration
The Corporation is governed by a seven-member Board of Directors who are appointed by City Council.
Up to four of the board seats maybe held by city council members, with the remaining seats reserved for citizens of Wallis.

Funding
Funding for Corporate activities is provided by a dedication of one third of the City’s sales tax revenues.

Meetings
The Board meets monthly on the fourth Wednesday of the month at City Hall.  Meetings open at 7:00 PM, and are open to the public.  The Notice and Agenda of each meeting is posted on the front door of City Hall at least 72 hours prior to the meeting.

Incentives
Business Assistance Grants               
Both new and existing businesses are eligible for cash match grants for store-front improvements, signage, and property improvements such as landscaping and lighting.
Tax Abatement
Expansion of existing businesses as well as new business relocation is encouraged by a tax abatement policy designed to meet the needs of both small and large companies.  Value added as low as $50,000 is eligible for tax abatement.  For further information contact Wallis City Hall.

Site Location
The City of Wallis Development Corporation’s professional staff provides prompt and efficient assistance in locating ideal sites for both commercial and residential development.

For Information contact Wallis Economic Development Corporation

www.wallisedc@wallistexas.org

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