COVID-19 Emergency Resources

Support for Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Individuals

Funding and Assistance for Businesses

UPDATE 4/27/20

The SBA will resume accepting Paycheck Protection Program applications from participating lenders on Monday, April 27, 2020. If you haven’t applied yet, do it today! And consider a community bank or credit union that focuses on small businesses. Visit the SBA for more info.
 

Don’t use separate lenders to submit multiple applications

We’ve heard from our banking partners that some small businesses have applied with multiple lenders to try to increase the chance of acceptance. When the SBA finds multiple applications, they deny all of them to prevent potential fraud.

 

PPP

Paycheck Protection Program guide from our friends at Withum.

Small Business Emergency Loan Guide provided by our friends at the The U.S. Chamber of Commerce.   

 

All loans and assistance

SBA Emergency and Disaster Loans are for small businesses and most private nonprofit organizations. Check out all of the Small Business Administration (SBA) resources.

The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce is regularly updating their resource page as well. Visit NGLCC.

CDC Business Resource page

The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program is out of funds. Check back for updates. 

PLEDGE TO SHOP SMALL 

 

How can you help?

Does your business have goods or services to help? Do you have any creative promotions to get us through this pandemic? Let us know on our Member Offers page.

Are you looking for any employees, independent contractors, or gig workers? Do you need an outside vendor for services or products? Post your needs on our Job Board.

Working from Home? 

Check out these Best Practices

Want to make the most of your time at home? Check out our calendar of upcoming online events. 

Heath resources

26 Health Crisis Response Services can be found here in both English and Spanish. With more services continuing to be added, reach out them directly if you’re looking for something specific.

Orlando Healths resource page includes an option for a COVID-19 virtual visit.

Harmony Healthcare Orlando offers treatment regardless of insurance or ability to pay. If you have lost your insurance and are wondering how to continue HIV or PrEP treatment, reach out to them here. 

Florida Department of Health provides essential updates and current case counts. An interactive Map tracker of Florida COVID-19 cases is updated twice a day. 

Financial Assistance for Individuals 

Heart of Florida United Way has created an assistance fund to help those whose financial stability is being impacted by the economic consequences of COVID-19/Coronavirus. Find information here on how to donate to the fund and how to get assistance.

FL Department of Economic Opportunity (FLDEO) has crafted a one pager that reviews the most recent guidance on how workers impacted by the coronavirus can apply for unemployment benefits.

Many utilities have committed to no disconnects during the pandemic. Contact them directly to find out more.

Government links

 

City of Orlando  

Orange County Government

Career Source Employment Support & Job Search

Orange County Convention Center Covid-19 Information

Orange County Press releases and news room

Orlando International Airport Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Directory of Consulates in Florida

 

News Sources

Watermark has a running list of cancelations, temporary closures, and other community information. 

The Orlando Sentinels coverage of Coronavirus related news is available to everyone, with or without a subscription.

Working on a Cash Flow Analysis?

Our friends at SCORE have this handy worksheet to help you. Be sure to read all the included instructions to make the most of this useful template.

We care about you, your business, and your health. Please take care during this unprecedented time. For now, all of our in-person programing has been canceled, postponed, or moved online. We’ll be sure to keep you posted of any changes and updates. If you have questions, please reach out.
 
Even though our in-person programing is on hold, we are hard at work making sure you have the knowledge and resources you need. The Pride Chamber board and staff are currently working to connect with all of our members to hear about how this situation has impacted their business and to understand their needs. Email us here to share how you’re doing. You can also send us resources you think should be included on our page.

We’ll update this page regularly as new information becomes available. See something missing?  Let us know!