Ten Municipal Pop-Up Vaccination Events Scheduled

The Florida Department of Health in Broward has announced five new pop-up vaccination events for May, including new events in Hollywood and North Lauderdale. The month of May offers multiple days of additional opportunities for residents to Take the Shot! Vaccinations are free and open to the public, age 12+, with no appointment or insurance required. Pop-Up site location information is available here. These events are in addition to the fixed vaccination sites, which can be found here.
Broward County Public Schools Presents:
Economic Development & Diversity Compliance (EDDC)
Pre-Certification Workshop
Tuesday, June 15, 2021|10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

EDDC Pre-Certification Workshop is recommended for New and Re-certifying suppliers. The workshop will be hosted monthly and participating small businesses will receive:
  • Overview of Small/Minority/Women Business Enterprise Certification: Application Process, Required Documentation, and the Benefits
  • Real-Time Assistance with the Online Application and Document
City of Miramar
Virtual Commission Meeting
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 | 7PM

Review the Virtual Commission Meeting agenda here.
See below instructions on how to participate and access the meeting.
May 22nd Community and Cops Video Recap
The Southern Opportunity and Resilience (SOAR) Fund
The Southern Opportunity and Resilience (SOAR) Fund a program getting small businesses and nonprofits across the South affordable capital and critical business support at a time when they need it the most.

The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated an already uneven recovery coming out of the Great Recession. Southern states had slower economic growth, lower labor force participation, and higher unemployment than the rest of the country, partially driven by the historic lack of corporate, bank, and philanthropic investment in the region. 

The SOAR Fund tackles these issues head-on by providing capital to southern small businesses and nonprofits that need it now. 

Nonprofits and small business owners with fewer than 50 full-time employees can apply now for very low-interest loans of up to $100,000 and free business support.

For more information on the Southern Opportunity and Resiliance Fund, click here.
Check out this video from Commissioner Alexandra P. Davis
on the Tree Trimming Assistance Program for Miramar Residents
For more information, visit miramarfl.gov/treecare.
City of Miramar Water Treatment Plant

Do you know how your tap water is delivered to you?
Check out the video to learn about your water and for more information visit miramarfl.gov/water.
The SNF Small Business Growth & Recovery Fund

The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) announced the launch of a major new initiative, the SNF Small Business Growth & Recovery Fund. The fund’s mission is to help U.S. small businesses, focusing on those owned by people of color, women, and veterans as well as those in lower-income communities. Read on...
Cash Reigns Supreme
Webinar Series

National Development Council (NDC), a national leader in community and economic development training, has released a training to assist small business owners affected by the pandemic.

The series is designed to teach small business owners the importance of financial statements and how they can be used to make better business decisions. Read on...

A statewide organization helping small businesses interested in pursuing federal, state and local contracting opportunities.

To support businesses that may be experiencing financial strain, the Florida PTAC offers no-cost consulting appointments and all virtual training is free of charge.

For more information, visit www.fptac.org.
For additional funding and grant opportunities, check out these links:

  1. Enterprise Florida: TechAmerica Foundation- https://www.enterpriseflorida.com/
  2. US SBA South Florida District Office- https://www.sba.gov/offices/district/fl/miami
  3. Florida Chamber of Commerce- https://www.flchamber.com/
  4. Broward County Purchasing Division- https://www.broward.org/PURCHASING/Pages/Business.aspx
  5. Broward County Virtual Entrepreneur Center: Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance- https://www.gflalliance.org/
  6. Broward Municipal Services District Revolving Loan Fund (BMSD RLF)
  7. Dream Big Award by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

American Rescue Plan Act

For more information on SBA's assistance to small businesses, visit sba.gov/disaster, sba.gov/ppp or treasury.gov/cares.
Business Incubators/Accelerators

Broward College Entrepreneurship Experience (BCEx)
BCEx offers two accelerator options, geared for students and non-students looking to launch a business. The top accelerator program graduates earn the opportunity to pitch the J. David Armstrong Student Venture Fund for awards and eventually seed funding. The second BCEx accelerator option is Start Up Now, a six-month community accelerator open to all area residents. Also based on Lean Launchpad, Start Up Now is a partnership between BCEx and CareerSource Broward. For more information on both programs, email bcex@broward.edu and check out: The Broward College Entrepreneurship Experience.

Career Source Start Up Now Program 
CareerSource Broward's Start-Up Now is a unique entrepreneurship training program in South Florida that helps you bring your innovative ideas to life. We partner with the Innovation Hub @ Broward College to bring you a demanding and profitable hands-on learning experience that will challenge you. For more information, visit
Jim Moran Global Entrepreneurial Institute is accepting applications from small businesses. 

Created to be a world-class learning experience that accommodates the busy schedule of small business owners, the Small Business Executive Program (SBEP) is ideal for CEOs, entrepreneurs, presidents of small businesses, and immediate successors of businesses. You will emerge a stronger leader ready to capitalize on business opportunities, implement best practice management, and turn challenges into a strategic advantage. For more information, visit the Jim Moran Institute.
Be a Vaccine Ambassador

If you’re one of the many, many Broward County residents who has already gotten their vaccine, you can be an ambassador for those that are vaccine hesitant. Share your experience with those who have not had the vaccine. If your family, friends and neighbors don’t have a personal health reason or physician’s recommendation NOT to take the vaccine, help educate them on the safety of the vaccine, and importance of achieving “herd immunity” so all our lives can return to normal. Here are some materials that may be helpful:

For DOH-Broward, visit FloridaHealth.gov; call 866-779-6121 or eMail COVID-19@flhealth.gov
For Broward County, visit GetVaccinated.Broward.org; or call COVID-19 Hotline at 954-357-9500

FEMA Announces Funeral Assistance Program
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought overwhelming grief to many families. In response, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is offering a funeral assistance program to help eligible families with COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020. Applications for assistance will be accepted beginning Monday, April 12, 2021, through FEMA's Call Center. Call 844-684-6333 (TTY 800-462-7585), from 8AM to 8PM Central Time. Visit FEMA Covid-19 Funeral Assistance Program here.
Doctors at Memorial Hospital got the vaccine and encourage Miramar residents to get the shot too! 
Your City of Miramar Commission is hard at work. Find out more about initiatives, programs, meetings -- click on your Miramar Elected Official's photo, engage and get to know your Representatives today!
Commissioner Winston F. Barnes hosts Stroke Awareness Facebook Live Discussion on May 27th Video Recap
Commissioner Maxwell B. Chambers invites you to the
2021 Fathers' Day Gala | June 21, 2021
Paw Central is open!
For more information visit miramarfl.gov/pawcentral
Contact the Economic and Business Development Department at:
InfoEBD@miramarfl.gov or 954-883-5030