COVID-19 Business Information

Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy.

Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loans

  • The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) will administer the loans in partnership with the Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network and Florida First Capital Finance Corp. The loans are interest-free for up to one year and designed to bridge the gap in either federal U.S. Small Business Administration loans or commercially available loans.
  • The Florida Business Loan Fund provides financing to assist businesses with resiliency efforts.  The funds will address the current gap in available, affordable capital for businesses that can be used for inventory purchases, construction, working capital, equipment financing and more.

Businesses with questions about the program can email disaster@FloridaSBDC.org or call (866) 737-7232.

Black Business Loan Program

The Black Business Loan Program (BBLP) offers alternative lending solutions to Florida-based black owned small businesses by providing short-term loans and technical assistance.  Visit FAMU Federal Credit Union or the Miami Bayside Foundation for loan program information.

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COVID-19

For information about the COVID-19 in Brevard and resources available to people who are impacted, call 2-1-1 between 8am and 6pm.

Or text your ZIP code to 898211 between 9am and midnight.