If you run a local business, it is critical to provide the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) with information that can help you recover after the coronavirus pandemic.
Under Governor DeSantis’ direction, DEO activated the Business Damage Assessment Survey. This survey is a critical piece of their work to help businesses throughout the state lessen the impacts that COVID-19 will have on their bottom line.
“The information we gather is invaluable and helps us access tools in our toolbox to help businesses recover,” the agency said in a statement.
If your business has been impacted, please complete the Business Damage Assessment survey.
Additionally, Governor Ron DeSantis activated the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program to support small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The short-term, interest-free loans up to $50,000 help bridge the gap between the time the economic impact occurred, and when a business secures other financial resources.
Currently, $50 million has been allocated for the loan program. The application period opened March 17, 2020 and runs through May 8, 2020. Visit FloridaDisaster.biz to learn more.