Small Business Recovery Resources Following the North Florida Tornadoes


In the aftermath of the devastating North Florida tornadoes on May 10, OEV is compiling a comprehensive list of small business recovery resources to assist those impacted. These resources will include information on financial aid, grants, loan programs, technical assistance, and other support services designed to help small businesses rebuild and thrive once again. Check back regularly for updates.

Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program

FloridaCommerce has activated the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program, making $2 million available for businesses impacted by the recent severe weather that impacted North Florida. If your business was affected by the May North Florida Tornadoes, you may qualify for up to $50,000 in assistance through Florida’s Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program.

Florida Business Damage Assessment Survey

Florida’s Business Damage Assessment Survey is now activated to assess the needs of Florida business owners impacted by the May North Florida Tornadoes. Survey responses will allow the state to expedite recovery efforts by gathering data and assessing the needs of affected businesses.

Register for the Florida Disaster Contractors Network

Florida-licensed contractors providing post-storm construction-related services are encouraged to register with the Florida Disaster Contractors Network. Registration allows the general public to connect with contractors offering storm-related services when storms or other natural disasters hit areas of Florida. This resource also allows the contractor to search for postings by property owners for services they provide.

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