State Assistance

Small Business Loans

The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program can provide short-term, interest-free loans up to $50,000 to small businesses owners located in designated disaster areas that experienced physical and/or economic damage because of a natural disaster. Find additional information, including eligibility requirements and application instructions on the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s website.

Disaster Unemployment Assistance

Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUI) is available to Florida businesses and residents whose employment or self-employment was lost or interrupted as a direct result of Hurricane Ian. Individuals affected in the designated disaster areas must file DUA applications by Dec. 30, 2022.

Florida Chamber

The Florida Chamber of Commerce has a number of post-storm resources available on its “After A Disaster” website which has links to business damage assessments, the Florida Attorney General’s Price Gouging Hotline, Florida 511 (roadway conditions) and more.

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