Small Business Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Program

Frequently Asked Questions

What are Eligibility Criteria to participate in this program?

Businesses eligible to receive the small business PPE Program must meet the following criteria:

  • The Business must be a business located in Brevard County, Florida
  • The Business must have 25 or fewer employees
  • The Business must be in the following industry segments:
    • Health care
    • Retail
    • Childcare services and youth camps
    • Museums and historical sites
    • Amusement and recreation centers
    • Independent restaurants
    • Barber shops, beauty salons, nail salons, and personal care services

What PPE will be included in the kits that are distributed?

The Small Business PPE Kits include 200 procedure masks, 25 reusable cloth masks, 2 boxes of gloves (200 gloves), and 2 (8 oz. bottles of hand sanitizers)

How can a small business apply to participate in this program?

A small business can apply by completing an online application available at Brevardfl.gov/BrevardCARES. We anticipate accepting applications for Small Businesses PPE applications the week of October 5, 2020 through October 19, 2020.

How will kits be distributed?

Kits will be available at four County libraries and the County’s Warehouse at the following times and locations:

  • Monday, October 12, 2020 between 11:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Titusville Library, located at 2121 South Hopkins Avenue, Titusville
  • Tuesday, October 13, 2020 between 11:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Central Brevard Library & Reference Center, located at 308 Forrest Avenues, Cocoa
  • Wednesday, October 14, 2020 between 11:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Cocoa Beach Library, located at 550 North Brevard Avenue, Cocoa Beach
  • Thursday, October 15, 2020 between 11:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Melbourne Library, located at 540 East Fee Avenue, Melbourne
  • Monday, October 26, 2020 between 11:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Titusville Library, located at 2121 South Hopkins Avenue, Titusville
  • Tuesday, October 27, 2020 between 11:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Central Brevard Library & Reference Center, located at 308 Forrest Avenues, Cocoa
  • Wednesday, October 28, 2020 between 11:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Cocoa Beach Library, located at 550 North Brevard Avenue, Cocoa Beach
  • Thursday, October 29, 2020 between 11:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Melbourne Library, located at 540 East Fee Avenue, Melbourne

Applicants will need to bring the confirmation email with them to the distribution site of their choosing to pick-up a PPE Kit.  The confirmation email will be provided by email upon completion and approval of a qualified application.  A business that forgets their confirmation email, will not be able to pick-up their business’ PPE Kit without this email.  They may reschedule for another day to pick-up day or return with confirmation email on the same day during the times provided.

Library staff is not responsible to distribute PPE Kits.  The PPE Kits will be distributed through County’s Central Services.

Will this be a one-time offering?

The County will evaluate the need for future Small Businesses PPE initiative based on business response to the initial offering.  It is important that businesses thoroughly answer all the questions to help the County understand the needs of our local business community.

If I have any questions, who should I call?

You may call the County’s Central Services at 321-350-9275