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September 28th Hurricane Sally Recovery Update

Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program Activated

The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan program has been activated.  The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan program provides short-term, zero-interest working capital loans that are intended to “bridge the gap” between the time a disaster impacts a business and when a business has secured longer term recovery funding such as federally or commercially available loans, insurance claims or other resources.

Loans up to $50,000, or up to $100,000 may be requested in special cases as warranted by the need and evidence of the business, per eligible applicant. Loans made under this program are short-term, personal loans using State of Florida funds – they are not grants and must be repaid.

You can apply for the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan online or visit one the Florida Small Business Development Center’s Business Recovery Centers listed below.

You can learn more about the loan program here.

Florida SBDC at UWF - Business Recovery Centers

Hours are 9:00am to 4:00pm

Perdido Key Area Chamber of Commerce

15500 Perdido Key Dr.

Pensacola, FL 32507


Florida SBDC at UWF (SCI Building)

220 W. Garden St. Suite 301

Pensacola, FL 32502


Florida SBDC at UWF (UWF Building 8)

9999 University Parkway

Pensacola, FL 32514


Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church

75 Fairpoint Dr.

Gulf Breeze, FL 32561


Santa Rosa County Economic Development

6491 Caroline St. #4

Milton, FL 32570


Florida SBDC at UWF (Synovus Bank)

815 Beal Parkway NW, Suite A

Fort Walton Beach, FL 32566