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Wilco Forward distributes more than $18.5 million to small businesses

  • 5 May 2020
  • Author: Connie Odom
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Wilco Forward distributes more than $18.5 million to small businesses

On May 6, Williamson County officially launched its Wilco Forward program, which aims to provide grants for local business owners that have been impacted financially by the COVID-19 pandemic. More than $18.5 million has been given out to small businesses as of May 21. Wilco Forward was developed by a strike team that includes County Treasurer Scott Heselmeyer, Precinct 3 Commissioner Valerie Covey, and Precinct 4 Commissioner Russ Boles. The program began accepting applications on May 6 and has mailed more than 1,600 checks as of May 28. Applications will be submitted online through the county’s website at www.wilco.org/forward to the Williamson County Auditor’s Office.

Williamson County VRTA Centers Hours of Operation

Williamson County VRTA Centers Hours of Operation

Effective Monday, April 5, the Williamson County Vaccine Registration Technical Assistance (VRTA) centers, which assist individuals who may want or need in-person guidance to set up a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, will be available from 9 a.m. to1 p.m. Before, these sites were open until 3 p.m.

Williamson County Reduces Threshold to Apply for Small Business Grant Program

  • 31 March 2021
  • Author: Connie Odom
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Williamson County Reduces Threshold to Apply for Small Business Grant Program

In Williamson County, 105 businesses have received an average of $6,559 each through Phase 2 of the County’s Wilco Forward Small Business Grant program financed with CARES Act funds. The program offers financial assistance to food services such as restaurants, food trucks and caterers, bars, and hotels/motels that were financially impacted due to closures and occupancy restrictions due to COVID-19. In order to increase eligibility in the program, today the Commissioners Court approved lowering the financial qualifications so that more businesses will be eligible. In Wilco Forward Phase 2, a business can receive up to $500 per employee with a maximum amount of $10,000 if eligible. Visit the Wilco Forward Phase 2 signup page for more information and to apply. The application deadline is April 16, 2021. 

Williamson County Vaccine Providers to Begin Vaccinating All Adults

Beginning Monday, March 29, 2021

Williamson County Vaccine Providers to Begin Vaccinating All Adults

All adults in Texas who want to receive the COVID-19 vaccine will be eligible to be vaccinated starting Monday, March 29. The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Expert Vaccine Allocation Panel recommended expanding the vaccination process to include any adult who wishes to get vaccinated and falls under the current Food and Drug Administration emergency use authorizations. Details from DSHS on this decision can be found here.

Williamson County Dell Diamond Vaccine Site to Increase Vaccine Appointments

  • 17 March 2021
  • Author: Connie Odom
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Williamson County Dell Diamond Vaccine Site to Increase Vaccine Appointments

Williamson County’s vaccine provider Curative has opened up a vaccination site at Dell Diamond with the capacity to give 5,000 vaccine doses each day. With the increase in available appointments, residents who fall under the Texas Department of State Health Services’ (DSHS) priority phases 1a, 1b or 1c are encouraged to register on the County’s centralized waitlist with the possibility to receive a vaccine appointment this week. To register, click here.

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