Business & Employment Resources
Hospitality Industry Grant (HIG) Program
The Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners approved a $30 million Hospitality Industry Grant Program. The goal of the program is to provide financial assistance to local independently owned and operated restaurants and non-home-based caterers impacted by COVID-19.
Priority will be given to businesses that have not been approved or received funds from any institution under the Paycheck Protection Program Loan (PPP) or other federal or state assisted business loan program and have a single establishment.
The $30M HIG program will be calculated based on individual percentages of eligible costs incurred, with a maximum award of $25,000 per establishment.
Restaurant or non-home-based caterer with a Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation License to operate as a restaurant or caterer
- Nightclubs, bars, or mobile food truck
- Chain, franchise restaurants, or hotel restaurants owned by hotel
- Home based business of any kind
- Restaurants or non-home-based caterers located in Miami-Dade County with a maximum of 50 employees and annual revenue does not exceed $10M.
- Restaurants or non-home-based caterers located in Miami-Dade County with a maximum of 75 employees and annual revenue does not exceed $15M.
Follow the link provided below and scroll to the middle of the page to find the Hospitality Industry Grant (HIG) Program header.
For additional information, please call 305-375-3111 or email: SBDMail@miamidade.gov..
Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program
Governor Ron DeSantis has activated the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program to support small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The bridge loan program, managed by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), will provide short-term, interest-free loans to small businesses that experienced economic injury from COVID-19. The application period is open and runs through May 8, 2020. Read the Governor’s news release regarding the program.
For more information about the program, visit www.floridadisasterloan.org. For questions regarding the Emergency Bridge Loan Program, contact the Florida Small Business Development Center Network at 866-737-7232 or email Disaster@FloridaSBDC.org.
SBA Disaster Loan Virtual Office Hours
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) South Florida District Office will host virtual office hours to answer questions about the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program. The hours are Monday - Friday from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.. and 3:00 - 5:00 p..m. Get instructions on how to attend the virtual hours.
- Florida Department of Economic Opportunity - Reemployment Assistance Service Center
- Florida Department of Economic Opportunity - Unemployment Assistance Information
Unemployment benefits can be filed online or by completing a paper application available for download or pick up at the Northeast-Dade Aventura library.