To learn more about Requests for Placemaking or to apply click here.

Doing Business

Additional Resources

 Financial and Business Incentives 



Type of Incentive

Contact Information

Brazos Valley COVID-19 Community Relief Fund

Nonprofit Organizations & Small Businesses




Free Subscription


Small Businesses

Cash Grants & Advertising Credits

Fattmerchant & Gift Up!

Small Businesses

Free Virtual Gift Cards

GoFundMe & Yelp

Independent Businesses

Fundraising & Business Relief


Small & Medium Businesses

Advertising Credits

Hello Alice

Small Businesses

Cash Grants

James Beard Foundation

Independent Restaurateurs

Cash Assistance

JP Morgan

Small Businesses

Cash Assistance


Small Businesses

Zero Interest Loans


Small Businesses



Brick & Mortar Businesses

Zero Interest Loans

Opportunity Fund

Small Businesses

Cash Grants & Low Interest Loans

Restaurant Workers' Community Foundation

Restaurants & Restaurant Workers

Grants, Loans, & Individual Assistance

Samuel Adams & Greg Hill Foundation

Restaurants & Restaurant Workers




Free Finance & Law Expert Advice

Texas Restaurant Relief Fund

Independent Restaurateurs

Cash Grants

Texas Women's University

Women-Owned Businesses

Cash Grants

UH Small Business Development Center

Small Businesses


US Small Business Administration

Small Businesses

Low Interest Loans


Small Businesses

Crowdfunded Loans


Independent Restaurants and Nightlife

Waived Fees & Free Advertising

*Generic terms such as "Small Businesses" and "Independent Businesses" are used on this page; check each program for their specific eligibility requirements.

Testing Sites

  • United Memorial Medical Center (UMMC) is conducting FREE drive-through COVID-19 testing at Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, 18111 Lexington Blvd Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

  • UMMC has the capacity to administer 150 to 200 tests daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Once they've reached the number of vehicles they can accommodate during this period of time, the gates will be closed and they'll continue testing those that are lined up in the parking lot. Tuesday was the first day of testing and they did reach capacity before 10 a.m. 

  • Anyone experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms such as temperatures exceeding 100, shortness of breath and dry/persistent coughs may be tested at the site.  According to United Memorial, test results may take up to three days due to the current surge in lab testing; however, everyone will be called by the hospital whether they test positive or negative.

  • To accommodate efficient flow of traffic through the site, Oxbow at Lexington will be closed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the testing operations.

  • To access the test, motorists traveling southbound on U.S. Highway 59 should exit University Boulevard, take the turn-around under the freeway overpass to the northbound frontage road and turn right on Taborwood Avenue.  

Upcoming Webinars for Local Businesses

How Small Business, Workers, and Workplaces Should Respond to COVID-19

Hosted By: National Federation of Independent Business
When: Previously Recorded
How To Access: Click Here

COVID-19: What You Need to Know

Hosted By: International Council of Shopping Centers
When: Previously Recorded
How To Access: Click Here

Weekly Development Finance COVID-19 Briefings

Hosted By: Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA)
When: Every Friday at 12 p.m. CDT
How To Access: Click Here

Facebook Small Business Grants Program

Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses. To learn more about the grant application deadlines, please visit the Facebook Boost Grant website 

If you’d like to have more information on how COVID-19 is impacting the City of Sugar Land, please visit the City of Sugar Land Website or follow the City of Sugar Land Facebook page

More Resources

Ready to Start a Project?