Many businesses, small ones in particular, have been hit especially hard by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The information on this page, updated frequently, includes a growing number of resources and relief programs to turn to for assistance.
2021 PPP Program Applications for First and Second Draw Loans Now Open
The SBA, in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, recently reopened applications for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Eligible businesses can now apply for First Draw and Second Draw loans. Loans can be used to help fund payroll costs, including benefits. Funds can also be used to pay for mortgage interest, rent, utilities, worker protection costs related to COVID-19, uninsured property damage costs caused by looting or vandalism during 2020, and certain supplier costs and expenses for operations. The application period is open through March 31, 2021. For eligibility requirements and full details, please visit the SBA’s PPP homepage. Informacion en Español.
Miami-Dade County COVID-19 Relief Sources
Miami-Dade County's website has a number of relief resources targeting different sectors including business, finance, housing, employment and more.
Visit the website.
Recursos de Telemundo en Español
Noticias Telemundo ofrece un útil listado de recursos de asistencia en español relacionados al Coronavirus. Recursos para negocios pequeños y medianos.
Additional Financial Resources
Click through to each link below to learn more about the corresponding subject:
Looking for Employment?
For reemployment assistance and disaster recover, visit the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity here. Note that due a surge in claims, the DEO is experiencing higher than average wait times.
Help Finding Work During Coronavirus Pandemic
How do you find a job when you can't even leave your apartment? If you are among the millions of Americans who have been laid off due to COVID-19, take note of this important resource. Zippia, a job research platform, has developed a comprehensive guide to help everyday Americans find remote, online and gig work in the wake of coronavirus. Click here to learn more.
CareerSource South Florida
Another good resource for job seekers. Visit here for more information.