Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan

The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program was activated by Gov. Rick Scott on October 12, 2018, to support the recovery of Florida businesses impacted by Hurricane Michael.

This interest-free loan program is currently available to small business owners located in designated disaster areas that experienced physical and/or economic damage as a result of these events. Small business owners can qualify for up to $50,000 per eligible business.

The Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program supports businesses impacted by disaster by providing short-term, interest-free loans to small businesses that experienced physical or economic damage during the storm. The program bridges the gap between the time a major catastrophe hits and when a business has secured longer-term recovery resources, such as sufficient profits from a revived business, receipt of payments on insurance claims or federal disaster assistance.

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