Florida: Message from the DEO

Along with the Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) programs we mentioned in a previous post, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) has also activated the Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan for Floridians impacted by Hurricane Michael. This program provides one year of interest-free loans through the Florida SBDC Network, helping those affected with costs such as insurance claim payments or longer-term SBA loans.

The deadline to apply for this assistance is December 7, 2018. To apply, visit http://www.floridadisasterloan.org/

Floridians that are out of work due to the storm should visit https://disasterrecovery.employflorida.com/vosnet/Default.aspx for job postings and other resources for rebuilding the community.

More information for those affected can be found here: http://www.floridajobs.org/disaster-recovery-programs