Business Recovery

The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan

Currently, we are not accepting applications for the Emergency Bridge Loan Program. If you have previously applied, check your application status below.

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DEO administers the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program, in partnership with the Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network and Florida First Capital Finance Corporation, to provide cash flow to businesses economically impacted by state-declared disasters. The short-term, interest-free loans of up to $50,000 help bridge the gap between the time the economic impact occurred and when a business secures other financial resources.

The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program is not designed to be the primary source of assistance to affected small businesses, which is why eligibility is linked pursuant to other financial sources.

Note: Loans made under this program are short-term debt loans made by the state of Florida using public funds – they are not grants. Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loans require repayment by the approved applicant from longer term financial resources.




The Rebuild Florida Business Loan Fund

Please Note: The Rebuild Florida Business Loan Fund and the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan are separate programs. The Emergency Bridge Loan program is closed. The application for the Rebuild Florida Business Loan Fund is open and you may begin your application today. Learn more about the Rebuild Florida Business Loan Fund below:

The Rebuild Florida Business Loan Fund launched in May 2019 to help Florida businesses with recovery and resiliency

The Rebuild Florida Business Loan Fund is making $40 million in state and federal funds available to help with long term economic recovery. The federal fund will assist existing and new businesses that were impacted directly or indirectly by a disaster to rebuild and expand. Administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the Business Loan Fund will target industries identified by the state as key strategic markets for future growth and will focus on creating and enhancing the diversification and resiliency of Florida’s economy. The Fund will address the current gap in available, affordable capital for businesses by providing longer term loans with higher funding levels at market interest rates.

The Business Loan Fund can provide an eligible business with up to $500,000 in financing for the following purposes:

  • Inventory Purchases
  • Construction or renovation
  • Working capital needs
  • Capital start-up loans
  • Machinery and equipment purchases
  • Equipment financing, and more

For more information on the Rebuild Florida Business Loan Fund please call 833-832-4494 or email FloridaBusinessLoanFund@deo.myflorida.com.


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