Private Sector Support
Businesses impacted by COVID-19 are encouraged to look into private sector funding opportunities and resources that may be available to you and your business to help you stay afloat and meet short-term business needs during this pandemic. Additional resources will be added as they become available, so please check back.
Grants and Loan Programs
Brevard Workforce Recovery Assistance Program
CareerSource Brevard, in partnership with the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners, encourages Brevard’s small (fewer than 50 employees) businesses impacted by COVID-19, to apply for the Workforce Recovery Assistance Program. Bring your valued employees, who make up to $16.50/hr, and were laid off due to COVID-19, back to work with this wage assistance program. Limited wage funds are available for this program and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. The program ends December 30, 2020. Learn more here.
Brevard County Small Business Economic Relief Program
The Brevard County Small Business Economic Relief Program was approved by the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners on July 7, 2020 to assist small businesses and nonprofit organizations with a grant up to $10,000 for recovery and stabilization of business operations. Learn more here.
Jacksonville Businesses Small Business Relief and Employee Retention Grant Program
In partnership with VyStar Credit Union, the City of Jacksonville’s COVID-19 Small Business Relief and Employee Retention Grant program will provide low-cost loans with less stringent underwriting requirements and flexible repayment terms. Maximum loan amounts are $100,000 with a fixed interest rate of 5.99%. Loan approval and funding should take place in 3-5 days. To apply, interested businesses and nonprofits should visit VyStarCU.org/CoronaVirus and fill out the application.
Santa Rosa County Small Business Economic Recovery Grant
Santa Rosa County has allocated a total of $2.6 million of CARES Act funding to provide grants of up to $20,000 to eligible small businesses. In partnership with the Florida SBDC at UWF, applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. Applicants will receive notice of approval or denial as soon as their applications have been processed. Only eligible and completed applications with required supporting documentation will be accepted. Grant funding will be disbursed from the Santa Rosa County Grants Department by check via mail to the business’s listed address. The application period begins on September 28 at 8 a.m. and closes on October 16 at 5 p.m. To read more and apply, please visit https://www.santarosa.fl.gov/830/Small-Business-Grant.