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. 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.
Small Business Adminstration (SBA) Disaster
Since 1953, the SBA has worked to ignite change and spark action so small businesses can confidently start, grow, expand, or recover.The SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) South Florida District Office can answer questions about the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program and much more. Visit https://www.sba.gov/offices/district/fl/miami/about-us
- 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.