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The Office of Economic Vitality and our partners at the Big Bend Alliance of Entrepreneur Resource Organizations (AERO) understand the critical role small businesses play in the vitality of our community and economy, which is why we are dedicated to assisting our local business community with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Below is an accumulation of current and important resources to aid your business.

CARES ACT

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

FROM THE SOURCE: KEITH BOWERS

"The Paycheck Protection Program provides forgivable loans to help small businesses pay their employees and cover certain operating expenses during the COVID 19 crisis. Funds are available and accessible until June 30th. The application process is easy and free one on one assistance is available."

SBA ROLLS OUT DEDICATED TOOL FOR SMALL BUSINESSES TO CONNECT WITH CDFIs, SMALL ASSET LENDERS PARTICIPATING IN PPP

The U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza announced the launch of a dedicated online tool for small businesses and non-profits to be matched with Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), Minority Depository Institutions (MDIs), Certified Development Companies (CDCs), Farm Credit System lenders, Microlenders, as well as traditional smaller asset size lenders in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

LENDERS

Find SBA approved lenders for the Payroll Protection Program in Tallahassee-Leon County

TRACK

TRACK PPP LOAN

This video is designed to help borrowers track PPP loan expenses.

FORGIVENESS GUIDEBOOK

This guide is designed to help borrowers understand the overall approach of the loan forgiveness process.

A CONVERSATION ON PPP LOAN FORGIVENESS

PPP FLEXIBILITY ACT FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS