Support for Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Individuals
Funding and Assistance for Businesses
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.
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.
The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program is out of funds. Check back for updates.
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.
Orlando Health‘s resource page includes an option for a COVID-19 virtual visit.
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.
Watermark has a running list of cancelations, temporary closures, and other community information.
The Orlando Sentinel‘s coverage of Coronavirus related news is available to everyone, with or without a subscription.
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