CITY OF HALTOM CITY  5024 Broadway Ave. Haltom City, Texas 76117  817-222-7700

For a full list of operational changes affected by COVID-19 see:

2020 Census...Get Counted!

online resources:
https://www.census.gov
http://www.tarrantcounty.com/en/census.html

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The 2020 Census counts every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia and the five U.S. territories. The count is mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency. Each home will receive an invitation to respond to a short questionnaire; online, by phone, or by mail.

The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers and many others use to provide daily services, products and support for you and your community. Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads and other resources based on census data. The results of the census also determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives, and they are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts. It’s also in the Constitution: Article 1, Section 2, mandates that the country conduct a count of its population once every 10 years.

The 2020 Census will mark the 24th time that the country has counted its population since 1790. Participating in the census is required by law, even if you recently completed another survey from the Census Bureau. A complete and accurate count is critical for you and your community, because the results of the 2020 Census will affect community funding, congressional representation, and more.

In mid-March, homes across the country will begin receiving invitations to complete the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone or by mail.

April 1 is Census Day, a key reference date for the 2020 Census. When completing the census, you will include everyone living in your home on April 1, 2020. Census Day will be celebrated with events across the country. Getting a complete and accurate census count is critically important. That’s why your response is required by law. If you do not respond, the U.S. Census Bureau will follow up in person to collect your response. The results are used to determine how much funding local communities receive for key public services and how many seats each state gets in Congress. State and local officials also use census counts to draw boundaries for congressional, state legislative, and school districts. The Census Bureau is also required by law to protect your answers. Your responses are used only to produce statistics. The Census Bureau does not disclose any personal information.


Be on the lookout for your invitation to take the 2020 Census

Depending on how likely your area is to respond online, you’ll either receive an invitation to fill out the Census online or an invitation along with a paper questionnaire.


It will only take about 10 minutes to answer the Census, which can be filled out online.

The questions include:

  • The number of people at specific residence on April 1, 2020
  • The type of dwelling
  • The phone number at the residence
  • The name, sex, date of birth, origin and race of each person living at the residence

It is important to remind residents that the Census will never ask for the following:

  • Personal identification numbers
  • Credit card/bank account information
  • Monetary donations
  • Politically-affiliated contributions

For complete details on the 2020 Census please visit the links above.


2020 Census

Rural Relief Small Business Grants

Applicants may apply for one business only and must be 18 years of age to apply. For business owners with multiple businesses, please complete this application based on your largest business owned. Each grant is limited to one individual/business. 

Awards will be made to qualified businesses, and eligibility is based on accurate and complete submission. Priority will be given especially to entrepreneurs of color, women and veteran-owned businesses and other enterprises in historically under-served places who don’t have access to flexible, affordable capital.

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Volunteers Needed at Hurst Vaccination Site

Volunteers are needed to fill registration and data entry roles at the Northeast Tarrant County (NETC) Vaccination Site in Hurst. To volunteer at the NETC Site, sign up with Tarrant County Medical Reserve Corps (TCMRC) at BeALocalHero.org. Click on the blue “sign-in/register” button in the middle of the screen. Prospects will need to complete the process to be an approved volunteer, which includes HIPAA training and a background check.

To volunteer specifically for this vaccine site, prospective volunteers will need to select either the role of Registration or Data Entry at the “NETC Vaccination Site” in Hurst.

Details will be provided through the registration process with TCMRC regarding shift availability, description of the roles, and the site's COVID-19 Health and Safety Policy.

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Tarrant County - Vaccine Registration

As directed by the Texas Department of State Health Services, Tarrant County Public Health, along with other Texas-based health entities, is providing initial vaccinations to those most at risk of exposure to COVID-19. These people have been placed in two groups, designated as Phase 1A and 1B. More details regarding these groups follow. If you qualify for the vaccine under the Phase 1A or 1B categories, please pre-register for an appointment. Those who show up without appointments will be turned away.

If you don’t qualify in the Phase 1A or 1B groups, please be patient. The State will roll out additional groups in the coming weeks and months ahead. Public Health expects regular vaccine shipments going forward. 

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Tarrant County - Rental Assistance

RENTAL ASSISTANCE FUNDS ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR YOUR COMMUNITY

Tarrant County has allocated $10 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) for the Tarrant County Rental Assistance Program and much of it remains unused. Rental Assistance of up to 3 months for COVID-19 related residential rent/lease delinquencies is available. Tenants must initiate the application process, but assistance funds will be sent directly to the landlords. We encourage landlords to work with their tenants and use this program BEFORE initiating the eviction process.

Applications for rental assistance can be made at the Care 4 Tarrant-Rental Assistance webpage, linked above.

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Second Round of Small Business Funding Starts Oct 26

details and application:

Tarrant County has announced that the much awaited Second Round of Small Business Assistance Grant funding is opening on Monday, October 26th at 10:00 a.m. The Program Information, Eligibility Criteria and Documentation Requirements are available online now at http://smallbusiness.tarrantcounty.com. The second round application maintains the same basic eligibility requirements as the first round, with the addition of independently owned and operated Franchise Business that were not eligible in Round 1. The financial information to be included by the applicant in the application has been streamline for the second round and is limited to the total business deposit amounts for January, February, April, and May 2020, with tax documentation and bank statements to be uploaded. This should make for an easier application process for the applicant and a faster review process for the audit team. This is an ONLINE APPLICATION ONLY and all documentation must be uploaded with the application before submittal.

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NOTE: The 2nd round of applications for the Small Business Assistance Grant program is available for those businesses that may have missed the application period in the first round, started an application but did not complete it, or did not provide the correct information for their first round application that caused them to be deemed ineligible and not receive an award. Businesses/Owners receiving a grant award in Round 1 will NOT be eligible for another grant award in Round 2. Owners with more than one business who received grant funding for a business in the first round will NOT be eligible to receive grant funds for a different business in the second round.

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5024 Broadway Ave.
Haltom City, Texas 76117
817-222-7700