Broward County Flooding
Disaster assistance is available for small businesses affected by recent flooding in Broward County, FL. Select the corresponding buttons to learn more about specific disaster assistance.
Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan
Loan program closes June 19, 2023 | Apply Here
The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan program is a state resource managed by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity to provide short-term, zero-interest working capital loans that are intended to “bridge the gap” between the time a disaster impacts a business and when a business has secured longer term recovery funding such as federally or commercially available loans, insurance claims or other resources.
Loans are available up to $50,000 per eligible applicant. Loans made under this program are short-term, personal loans using State of Florida funds – they are not grants and must be repaid. Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loans require repayment by the approved applicant. Owners may utilize funding from longer term financial resources, such as U.S. Small Business Administration economic injury disaster loans, to repay the Emergency Bridge Loan.
SBA Business Physical Disaster Loans
Loan program closes June 26, 2023 | Apply Here
If you own a business located in a declared disaster area that has experienced damage, you may be eligible for financial assistance from SBA. Businesses of any size and most private non-profit organizations may apply to SBA for a loan to recover after a disaster.
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL)
Loan program closes January 29, 2024 | Apply Here
Small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, and most private nonprofit organizations located in a declared disaster area and which have suffered substantial economic injury may be eligible for an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL).
If you have suffered substantial economic injury and are one of the following types of businesses located in a declared disaster area, you may be eligible for an SBA EIDL:
Small agricultural cooperative
Most private nonprofit organizations
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