Governor Abbott Requests Release of Federal Unemployment Funds March 26, 2020 - 10:36 Posted in: COVID-19 Governor Abbott Requests Release of Federal Unemployment Funds AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today announced his request for access to interest-free federal loans (known as Title XII funds) to pay unemployment claims and the accelerated release of funds from the Texas account of the federal Unemployment Trust Fund. Title XII is ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!