The Black Business Loan Program provides loans, loan guarantees, or investments through Loan Administrators to black business enterprises that cannot otherwise obtain capital through conventional lending institutions but who could otherwise compete successfully in the private sector.
If the Black Business Loan Program is appropriated funds in a fiscal year by the Florida Legislature, the Department of Economic Opportunity will distribute an equal amount of the appropriation to the Loan Administrators that have been certified for that fiscal year.
To become certified to receive funding, interested Loan Administrators are required to submit an "Application for Certification" or an "Application for Recertification" pursuant to the requirements of the Black Business Loan Program (Sections 288.7102 through 288.714, Florida Statutes). All applicants must submit a "Conflict Statement" (DEO Form 7102.3) with their organization's application (see below).
Black Business Investment Corporations - Contact Information
Small Black Business Enterprises interested in receiving capital through this program may contact a Loan Administrator to find out how to apply:
- Florida Black Business Support Corporation
- Tampa Bay Black Business Investment Corporation
- 1920 East Hillsborough Avenue, Suite 220
- Tampa, Florida 33610
- Phone: (813) 425-2043
- Fax: (813) 425-2308