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April 2020
The SBA South Florida District Office will host a series of Small Business Recovery webinars to provide the latest information on how the SBA is helping small businesses with their economic recovery from the effects of COVID-19. 
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DEO announced more than 1,000 small businesses have been awarded more than $49 million from the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan program.
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March 2020
Florida SBDC Network Stands Ready to Help Businesses Apply, Navigate Recovery Challenges
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ATLANTA – (March 18, 2020) The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Florida small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza announced today. SBA acted under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by the President, to declare a disaster following a...
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For more information on the program, visit www.floridadisasterloan.org. For questions regarding the Emergency Bridge Loan Program, contact the Florida Small Business Development Center Network at 866-737-7232 or email Disaster@FloridaSBDC.org. The phone line will be answered during regular business hours; all voice mails and emails will be responded to within 24 hours.
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Activation of the Business Damage Assessment Survey has been approved. Take the survey now to initiate a more accurate response.
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