• Florida SBDC at UWF

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    March 31, 2020
    *Important Update Regarding Financial Assistance*

    We are pleased to announce, the SBDC at UWF has launched the Northwest Florida Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Grant Program to assist businesses across our communities impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The grant program was made possible by an initial contribution of $250,000 from Gulf Power Company through its economic development fund. Grants will be awarded up to $5,000. 

    *One important distinction to note is that this is a grant program versus a loan, which means that if approved, a small business will not need to pay back this assistance.*

    Business eligibility requirements include:

    -Between 2-10 employees
    -An ability to demonstrate at least 25% sales reduction due to the effects of COVID-19
    -Must be a for-profit, privately held small business established before January 1st, 2019

    Please see the infographic for information on when and how to apply for this grant!

    Businesses must be located in one of the following eligible counties, Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Jackson, Washington, Calhoun, or Bay.

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    Kelly Massey, Executive Director
    kmassey@UWF.edu, (850) 474-2528