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 Relief Fact Sheets & Resource Links

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

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

COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Assistance

Florida SBCD at FAU Resources

Second Draw Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans (Application Period Closed)

UPDATE: The PPP ended on May 31, 2021. 

The Small Business Administration reopened the PPP to begin accepting Second Draw PPP Loans from participating lenders from January 13, 2021, through March 31, 2021. 


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 a 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.


COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Assistance

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. 


The deadline for the EIDL has been extended to December 31, 2021.


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, 2020 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/#/. The deadline for the EIDL has been extended to December 31, 2021.  

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: