Business Update for those Facing the Impact of COVID-19
Monday, October 5, 2020
We continue to provide our business community with the latest updates and tools from the City of Miami Beach during this pandemic.
Miami-Dade County District 5
Retail Relief Program
This program provides financial relief to retail businesses deemed "non-essential" and were previously ordered to close during the pandemic, as well as restaurants.
The goal of this program is to provide $1,000 grants to be used only for rent or mortgage payments of commercial spaces. The District 5 Retail Relief Program aims to help decrease the business owners’ expenses and ensure they can focus any other funds towards payroll, staffing, and other re-opening costs.
Applications and more information about the program can be found here.
Hotel Workers Impacted by COVID-19 Can Apply for Financial Support & Professional Development Training
The Hotel Worker Relief Program has officially launched!
This program, developed in partnership with Miami Dade College (MDC) and the Greater Miami and Beaches Hotel Association (GMBHA), provides financial support and professional training to hospitality workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Up to 2,500 eligible hospitality workers will receive financial compensation in the amount of $1,000 for successfully completing a hotel training workshop. Administered by Miami Dade College, the program and workshops will take place over the course of two days and will include a curriculum for the professional development of hotel workers, including employment skills training, opportunities for advancement in the hotel industry, and exposure to other career paths.
Applications and additional information about the program can be found here.
City of Miami Beach Lessens the Economic Hardship
for Local Businesses
Understanding the widespread financial impacts local businesses have endured as a result of the global pandemic, the City of Miami Beach is providing a relief to businesses by modifying the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Business Tax Receipt (BTR) renewal process. The BTR expiration date, usually due and payable by September 30 of each year, has been extended to December 31, 2020 — providing businesses an additional three months of economic recovery.

The city is also providing an option for businesses to split the FY 2021 BTR renewal from one payment to two payments along with further extending the due dates. The first payment of half the renewal fee is now due December 31, 2020 followed by a second payment due date of March 31, 2021.
To request assistance as an impacted business or employee, please email with your contact information and needs. All inquiries will be responded to via phone or email by a Resource Agent.

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View our frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 or email