Business Recovery Resources

Business Recovery Resources

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                         Business Damage Assessment Survey Opens in new windowShorttime Compensation Program for Employees 

                         Economic Injury Disaster LoanReemployment Assistance Program

Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security (CARES) Act Fact Sheets

(provided on behalf of the Broward County Office of Economic & Small Business Development)


Second Draw Paycheck Protection Program Loans

Economic Development Administration
Unemployment Insurance Expansion
Department of Economic Opportunity Short-Time Compensation
Florida Small Business Damage Assessment Survey
Student Loans


Second Draw Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans

The Small Business Administration reopened the PPP to begin accepting for Second Draw PPP Loans from participating lenders on January 13, 2021. The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) now allows certain eligible borrowers that previously received a PPP loan to apply for a Second Draw PPP Loan with the same general loan terms as their First Draw PPP Loan. 

Second Draw PPP 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.

Eligibility Requirements

A borrower is generally eligible for a Second Draw PPP Loan if the borrower: 

  • Previously received a First Draw PPP Loan and will or has used the full amount only for authorized uses
  • Has no more than 300 employees; and
  • Can demonstrate at least a 25% reduction in gross receipts between comparable quarters in 2019 and 2020

The dealine to apply for a Second Draw PPP Loan is March 31, 2021. To apply, view the Paycheck Protection Program Second Draw borrower application form here


Broward County CARES Act Grant Program (Application Period Closed)

Broward County is currently reviewing and approving all applications that were successfully submitted with all the required documentation, as required. No new applications are being received and no existing application that has been denied is being reviewed for reconsideration at this time.  Questions, call 954-831-2380.

As part of the CARES Act sub-award agreement, the Town of Davie is participating in the Broward County CARES Act grant program established to assist small businesses and non-profit organizations throughout the County. This program was created to help mitigate the impacts of COVID-19.

The program will award grants in the amounts of $5,000, $10,000, and $15,000. The grants can only be used for costs incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic and are designed to aid small businesses with 20 employees or less and non-profits with 25 employees or less. 

Assistance provided by Broward County will include:

  • Understanding the application process
  • Understanding pre/post-grant terms and requirements
  • Assembling the necessary documentation to meet the application requirements
  • Businesses and non-profits interested in applying are encouraged to visit the website Broward.org/Cares for the most up-to-date grant program information.

For more information regarding this program, visit www.broward.org/cares or call 954-357-6400. 


Short-Time Compensation Program for Employees

The Short-Time Compensation program helps employers retain their workforce in times of temporary slowdown by encouraging work sharing as an alternative to layoff. This program permits prorated reemployment assistance benefits to employees whose work hours and earnings are reduced as part of a Short Time Compensation plan to avoid total layoff of some employees. Apply here.


Florida Small Business

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) issued the Business Damage Assessment Survey to evaluate businesses affected by COVID-19 and the impacts the virus has had on the local economy. The survey’s feedback allows the State Government to fully assess the economic impact COVID-19 is having on Florida businesses and industries, in order to mobilize the appropriate resources to help alleviate those pressures. The Business Damage Assessment Survey can be taken online. Results will be shared with state agencies and local partners, including the Small Business Administration. For inquiries and assistance with the survey, please contact ESF18@em.myflorida.com.


Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) & Emergency Grant

Update: The EIDL Advance is no longer available. The SBA is currently accepting and processing new EIDL applications from all qualified small businesses, including agricultural businesses, and private nonprofit organizations even though applications for the Advance are no longer available. 


In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories were able to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Emergency Advance of up to $10,000. This advance is designed to provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. This loan advance will not have to be repaid.


EIDLs are administered and approved directly by the Small Business Administration (SBA). 


The SBA has resumed processing EIDL applications that were submitted before the portal stopped accepting new applications on April 15 and will be processing these applications on a first-come, first-served basis.


Small businesses with less than 500 employees (including sole proprietorships, independent contractors, and self-employed persons), private non-profit organizations, or 501(c)(19) veterans organizations affected by COVID-19 are eligible.


To apply, visit https://covid19relief.sba.gov/#/ 


Reemployment Assistance Program

The Reemployment Assistance program provides temporary and partial wage replacement for qualified workers who have become unemployed, through no fault of their own, during this public health emergency. You can apply online for Reemployment Assistance (formerly known as unemployment compensation) if you were working in Florida and are now: