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