COVID-19: Small Business Aid for Florida Businesses

From: The Office of U.S. Senator Rick Scott

Supporting Florida’s Small Businesses  
As our nation works to combat the Coronavirus and help Americans return to our normal, daily lives, Senator Scott is committed to supporting those affected most, including our small businesses. Please see more information below on resources available to support you, your family and your business.   

U.S. Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loans
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering Economic Injury Disaster Loans to Florida small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus. Learn more about eligibility or apply HERE. For assistance, call (800) 659-2955 or email The deadline to apply is December 18, 2020.

State of Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan
The State of Florida has activated the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program for Florida small business owners that experienced economic damage as a result of Coronavirus. Learn more about eligibility or apply HERE. Find more information about the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program online at, by calling (866) 737-7232 or by emailing For assistance completing the application, please contact your local Small Business Development Center, found HERE.

Business Assessment Damage Survey

The State of Florida has activated the Business Damage Assessment Survey to assess the impact of the Coronavirus on Florida’s local business operations and local economies. Complete the survey HERE.   Please note: this survey is NOT an application for a Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan.  

Reemployment Assistance Program
The Florida Reemployment Assistance Program provides temporary financial assistance, job search assistance, and reemployment services to those unemployed through no fault of their own. If your employment has been negatively impacted by efforts to stop the spread of the Coronavirus in Florida, you may be eligible to receive Reemployment Assistance. Learn more about eligibility HERE or apply HERE. For assistance, contact the Reemployment Assistance Contact Center by calling
(800) 204-2418, available Monday – Friday from 8:00AM – 5:00PM EST.

For up-to-date information and guidelines related to the Coronavirus in the United States, please visit the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) website at
For Florida-specific information on the Coronavirus from the Florida Department of Health, please visit  

Keeping families safe and healthy is Senator Scott’s #1 priority. For more information on his efforts to end the spread of the Coronavirus, visit www.RickScott.Senate.Gov or follow him on Twitter at @SenRickScott.  
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