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July 1st COVID-19 Update


Funds for the Northwest Florida Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Grant Program Still Available

Gulf Power, in partnership with the Florida SBDC at UWF, has decided to fund a second round of the Northwest Florida Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Grant Program. Gulf Power will fund the grant with a contribution of $300,000. The maximum grant amount is $5,000. Each applicant OR business can only receive one grant.

The Florida SBDC at UWF will process COMPLETE application packets for eligible for-profit businesses; a third-party review board will review applications for approval, and UWF will distribute the appropriate funds to businesses who have been awarded the grant. The review board will confirm eligibility and approve the award of grant funding to each applicant on a case-by-case basis using the parameters listed below. The COVID-19 Grant is intended to assist for-profit businesses, located in select Northwest Florida counties, by addressing their immediate cash flow needs as a result of demonstrated economic injury due to COVID-19.  Learn more here.


Pensacola-area Businesses Struggling to Hire Despite High Unemployment Rates Amid Pandemic

Despite high unemployment numbers there are jobs available in our community.  Read more here.

You can also get information about local employment agencies here.