Chapter 01: Florida Small Business Help
Florida small business assistance can be found in the form of loans being provided by the government at the state and federal levels below:
The Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering the following resources:Small businesses in Florida can apply for loans directly on the U.S. Small Business Administration website.The disaster customer service center is available to small businesses at 800-659-2955, or email [email protected]. For deaf and hearing impaired, call 800-877-8339.Disaster assistance is now available to all Florida small businesses by clicking here.
Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan (EBL)Florida has started the Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program, which provides short-term, interest-free and fee-free loans to eligible small businesses impacted by COVID-19. Loans are interest free with a one-year term and amounts up to $50,000. The filing deadline is May 8, 2020. Click here to apply.
Other resources that are currently assisting small businesses in Florida during the coronavirus pandemic:Department of Management ServicesCoronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan ResourcesFlorida SBDC at Hillsborough CountyMiami Beach COVID-19 Assistance ProgramsThe SBA South Florida District Office will host a series of Small Business Recovery webinars to provide the latest information on how the SBA is helping small businesses with their economic recovery from the effects of COVID-19. For a schedule, click here.Keap's $100,000 Keep Going Grant for small businesses. Click here to apply.Facebook’s $100 million grant program to help small businesses in the form of cash grants or ad credits. Apply here.