PAST EVENT: Golden SEEDS updates – August 2020

Lift Fund 

Interested in starting a business but need assistance with startup costs? Are you an existing business owner that needs help with purchasing new equipment or software? Wondering if you’re eligible to apply for a small business loan?

As a partner in the Dallas Collaborative for Equitable Development (DCED), LiftFund has created a business loan fund for small business owners in the following neighborhoods: The Bottom, West Dallas (CT 205), Forest District. LiftFund’s role in the DCED collaborative is to create access to low-cost/accessible business loans paired with business support and technical assistance.

Join LiftFund on August 18th from 6-7:30pm as they host an information session for business owners and community partners.

Click here to register:

Visit this interactive map to determine your eligibility to participate and apply: 

Visit LiftFund’s DCED collaborative site here:

If you would like to learn more about the overall DCED collaboration, click here:

FAQ: Here are a few fast facts on LiftFund’s DCED Business Loan Fund:

  • Startups and existing businesses are eligible
  • No minimum credit score is required to apply
  • Loan Amount Range: $500 to $50,000
  • Loan Term: 12 to 72 Months
  • Interest Rate: 4%
  • Commitment Fee: 2% 
  • COVID-`19 Payment Adjustment: 6 Month Payment Deferment
  • Technical Assistance: Required for 6 Month Projections
  • Post Loan Funding Check-ins: Every 90 Days
  • Owner Support: Access to Free Business Consultations & Accelerators

Dallas College WorkReadyU Programming and Orientation

WorkReadyU Contact Number: 214-860-5902 

Information on Free Job Training Programs


Orientation Sessions – Virtual Orientation Sessions will be conducted during the First Wednesday of every month at 6pm via WebEx link

Dallas Public Library Curbside on the Go Services

Hotspots Program 

The Curbside on The Go program provides library card holding patrons with the opportunity to check out a hotspot device typically for 30 days for free with their current library card.

Can library card holding patrons currently check out hot spots through your Curbside Library to Go services?Yes. They would place the item on hold like they would a book or any other material and receive a notification when it is has arrived and for them to call the library to schedule a time to pick it up so we can bring it out to them.


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