COVID-19 Business Resources

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COVID-19 Business Resources

Assistance for Small Businesses

The Paycheck Protection Program prioritizes millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $349 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses.

Small businesses and eligible nonprofit organizations, Veterans organizations, and Tribal businesses described in the Small Business Act, as well as individuals who are self-employed or are independent contractors, are eligible if they also meet program size standards.

To learn more

Visit the following link to request business assistance: 

You can simultaneously submit applications at SBA:

For assistance in completing these applications, contact your local Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) office at or 239-745-3700.

If your business needs assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the following information is intended to connect you to resources and services that are available to help. 

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
Small Business Debt Relief Program
Economic Injury Disaster Loans
Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance
SBA Express Bridge Loans
Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan COVID-19
Business Counseling & Training
Employee Retention Tax Credit
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for SWFL
Community Development Block Grant (COVID-19)
USDA Farm Loan Discovery Tool
Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) (Irma)
Community Development Block Grant – Mitigation (CDBG-MIT)
Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Grant
USDA Purchasing of Surplus Perishable Commodities
EDA Public Works & Economic Adjustment Assistance Program (including CARES Act Funding)
U.S Treasury Department Office of Public Affairs Press Release 3-31-20