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  • Small Business Loan and Grant Programs

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    February 09, 2021
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    Small Business Updates from the SBDC at UWF
    Small Business Loan & Grant Programs
    SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) & Targeted EIDL Advance
    In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners, including agricultural businesses, and nonprofit organizations in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories can apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan. The EIDL program is designed to provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue due to coronavirus (COVID-19). In December 2020, SBA extended the deadline to December 31, 2021 for accepting new EIDL applications from qualified small businesses and U.S. agricultural businesses. *Note: Targeted EIDL Advance applicants do not need to take any action at this time. The SBA will reach out to those who qualify.
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    Shuttered Venue Operators (SVO) Grant Program
    As part of the Economic Aid Act, the SBA is offering a special grant program to provide a critical lifeline for the nation’s shuttered venue operators, including move theaters, art venues, and movie theaters. Eligible applicants may qualify for SVO Grants equal to 45% of their gross earned revenue, with the maximum amount available for a single grant award of $10 million. Two billion is reserved for eligible applications with up to 50 full-time employees.
    For more information, please visit the SBA’s website, email SBA at SVOGrant@sba.gov or view the SBA”s frequently asked questions.
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    Paycheck Protection Program Round 2
    DEADLINE March 31, 2021
    Enacted under the CARES Act, the PPP is designed to to help businesses and individuals across the country find relief from the economic devastation created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
    "Updates to the PPP under the new bill aim to address these issues for first-time loan recipients and enable a second draw for those who have already received a PPP loan."
    If you have questions regarding your business and either round of the PPP, feel free to contact us! Visit our website to request no-cost consulting!
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    SBA Coronavirus Relief Options
    "We’re here to help you overcome the challenges created by this health crisis. We offer multiple funding options for those seeking relief. Read more below."
    - U.S Small Business Administration
    Covid-19 Relief Options
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    Our Facebook page is constantly being updated with small business information. Find more info on grants, local businesses, small business articles, disaster preparedness, webinars, and other resources that may be available to you and your small business. Find us on Facebook at Florida SBDC at UWF.
    Request No-Cost Consulting
    The Florida SBDC at UWF is available to assist small businesses that need assistance from a variety of consulting topics. To learn more about our services, please visit our website and click on the "Services" tab. While on our website you will also be able to request no-cost consulting. sbdc.uwf.edu.
    No-Cost Consulting
    The Florida SBDC Network is state designated as Florida’s Principal Provider of Business Assistance [§ 288.001, Fla. Stat.] and recognized as Florida’s “premier source” for business assistance.
    Kelly Massey, Executive Director
    kmassey@UWF.edu, (850) 474-2528