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Help For Business Owners Impacted By COVID-19

Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.
Jeenah Moon
The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

Florida has activated its  with 2-100 employees. Loans of $50,000 are available at zero percent interest for one year. 

For questions regarding the Emergency Bridge Loan Program, contact the Florida Small Business Development Center Network at 866-737-7232 or email . The phone line will be answered during regular business hours; all voice mails and emails will be responded to within 24 hours.

DEO is currently surveying businesses throughout the state of Florida who have been impacted by COVID-19. Businesses and non-profits can access the Business Damage Assessment survey at  FloridaDisaster.BIZ Select “COVID-19” from the drop-down menu on the  survey page. Response to the Business Damage Assessment survey is not an application for assistance. Businesses interested in the bridge loan program must fill out a bridge loan application.

The governor has taken several actions, including waiving job search requirements for unemployment benefits and waiving the penalty to employers for laid-off employees.

The federal Small Business Administration has a resources page for businesses impacted by the coronavirus.

Axis South Florida has to help business owners.

The  runs the state's  re-employment assistance program (formerly known as unemployment)

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