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Business Recovery Resources for the Coronavirus
The City of DeLand’s Economic Development Department understands local business is being impacted by the COVID-19 Virus. Efforts to prevent the spread of the Virus is likely impacting your business activity. A good place to find available business resources and related links is located here: https://www.floridadisaster.biz
At this point, we are providing a summary of available recovery resources:
1. State Resource: The state of Florida utilizes its Business Damage Assessment Survey (BDAS) to determine the level of impact and need for federal and state disaster assistance. If your business has been impacted by the virus, it is imperative that you complete this important survey, here: https://floridadisaster.biz/BusinessDamageAssessments
2. State Resource: The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program is currently available to small business owners located in all Florida counties statewide that experienced economic damage as a result of the COVID-19. These short-term, interest-free working capital loans are intended to “bridge the gap” between the time a major catastrophe hits and when a business has secured longer term recovery resources. You can apply here: https://floridadisasterloan.org
3. Federal Resource: The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has activated its SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program. This program provides working capital to small businesses who have suffered “substantial economic injury” as a result COVID-19. Substantial economic injury means a business has been unable to meet its obligations and to pay its ordinary and necessary operating expenses. It is important that you fill out the Business Damage Assessment Survey (BDAS) outlined in 1 (above) to ensure this program gets implemented in Florida: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/Information/EIDLLoans
Other Business Notes:
Reemployment Assistance: If employment has been negatively impacted because of efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, Floridians may be eligible to receive Reemployment Assistance. More information and application can be found here: http://floridajobs.org/job-seekers-community-services
Hurricane season is here!
This website helps businesses prepare for and recover from natural disasters. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity website, FloridaDisaster.biz, helps Florida businesses prepare for and recover from hurricanes and other disasters. Like individuals and families, businesses must be prepared with a plan. FloridaDisaster.biz can help guide businesses in stepwise fashion to prepare and quickly recover from an emergency. To learn more, visit www.FloridaDisaster.biz and register your business, access business resources and review the disaster planning tool kit.
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