Business Resources (COVID-19)
Assistance for Small Businesses
The Paycheck Protection Program prioritizes millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing billions 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.
The recent passage of a new COVID-19 relief package has expanded allowable and forgivable uses of PPP funds to include certain technology expenses, property damage due to public disturbances that are not covered by insurance, certain expenditures to a business supplier, and costs of personal protective equipment required to comply with federal, state, or local safety guidelines. The package has also made modifications to other programs such as the Economic Injury Disaster Loan and microloans. For more information on the PPP program and other small business supports visit: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options
For assistance in completing these applications, contact your local Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) office at [email protected] or 239-745-3700.