New Small Business And Non-Profit
Tax Credit For Vaccination Support

Get paid back for paid leave, if you:

  • Are a business with under 500 employees;
  • Offer paid sick or family leave to your employees through September 30, 2021; 
  • Have employees who take paid leave due to COVID including for illness, quarantine, getting tested or vaccinated, or caregiving. Your business may be eligible for tax credits of more than $17,000 per employee who takes sick or family leave from April 1 through September 30, 2021.
City of Miramar
Virtual Commission Meeting
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 | 7PM

Review the Virtual Commission Meeting agenda here.
See below instructions on how to participate and access the meeting.
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.
Restaurant Revitalization Fund

The American Rescue Plan Act established the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) to provide funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open. This program will provide restaurants with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location. Recipients are not required to repay the funding as long as funds are used for eligible uses no later than March 11, 2023.

Get help with your application
For assistance preparing your application, you can access the following:

Who can apply
Eligible entities who have experienced pandemic-related revenue loss include:
  • Restaurants
  • Food stands, food trucks, food carts
  • Caterers
  • Bars, saloons, lounges, taverns
  • Snack and nonalcoholic beverage bars
  • Bakeries (onsite sales to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts)
  • Brewpubs, tasting rooms, taprooms (onsite sales to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts)
  • Breweries and/or microbreweries (onsite sales to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts)
  • Wineries and distilleries (onsite sales to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts)
  • Inns (onsite sales of food and beverage to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts)
  • Licensed facilities or premises of a beverage alcohol producer where the public may taste, sample, or purchase products

For more information on the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, click here.
To see additional SBA covid-19 relief options, click here.
April 6th East Water Treatment Plant Ribbon Cutting Recap
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
Mayor Wayne M. Messam discusses the new Historic Miramar Public Safety Complex Police Sub-Station
Commissioner Alexandra P. Davis discusses the new Historic Miramar Public Safety Complex Police Sub-Station
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
For additional funding and grant opportunities, check out these links:

  1. Enterprise Florida: TechAmerica Foundation-
  2. US SBA South Florida District Office-
  3. Florida Chamber of Commerce-
  4. Broward County Purchasing Division-
  5. Broward County Virtual Entrepreneur Center: Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance-
  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, or
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 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.
FDOT Broward County Traffic Impact Report
April 30, 2021 through May 7, 2021

Construction and maintenance-related lane closures on state highways in Broward County are expected during the week of April 30, 2021 through May 7, 2021. Weather permitting, work will be done at the following locations throughout the county.

For updated FDOT information, visit
FDOT Broward County Construction - Home

Thank you for visiting the Florida Department of Transportation's website for current construction projects in Broward County. We hope you find this site a source for information such as project descriptions and progress, anticipated lane...

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Major Bridge Rehabilitation in Coral Springs  - Work to begin May 10 -  BROWARD COUNTY, FL – Highway and Bridge Maintenance Division will be performing major bridge rehabilitation on County-owned twin bridges located on West Atlantic Boulevard over the West Outfall Drainage Canal (1/4 mile east of Coral Springs Drive) in Coral Springs (see attached map). The project will begin on May 10, 2021 and will conclude in December 2021, barring any unforeseen conditions or weather delays. Read More...
The City of Miramar wants to keep you informed on Covid-19
Broward County Achieves Vaccination Milestone
- More than 50% of residents age 16+ have received at least one dose -
BROWARD COUNTY, FL – More than half of Broward County’s population eligible for receiving the COVID-19 vaccine (age 16+) is on the path to returning to normal. Since beginning vaccinations on January 3, 2021, Broward County has gone from supporting two public vaccination sites to 10 in a continued effort to make vaccines more geographically accessible to all communities.
Broward County has been able to successfully administer at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine to 829,000 people and has completed the series for 575,000 people. This means that Broward has achieved an adult vaccination rate for at least one shot of approximately 53%.
Unfortunately, vaccination rates have slowed dramatically. It is urgent that everyone get vaccinated immediately to protect themselves, their friends, family, and community. More…
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; call 866-779-6121 or eMail
For Broward County, visit; 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!
Take a virtual tour of the City of Miramar with Commissioner Winston F. Barnes and learn about the many services and programs the City provides to residents and businesses.
Commissioner Maxwell B. Chambers invites you to the
2021 Fathers' Day Gala | June 21, 2021
Miramar Regional Skate Park Coming Soon!
Presented by Commissioner Alexandra P. Davis
For more information visit
Paw Central is open!
For more information visit
Contact the Economic and Business Development Department at: or 954-883-5030