Business Update for those Facing the Impact of COVID-19
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
We continue to provide our business community with the latest updates and tools from the City of Miami Beach during this pandemic.
SFRPC Small Business Loans Available Through Cares Act
The South Florida Regional Planning Council (SFRPC) has secured funds from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) to capitalize a small business revolving loan fund for business adversely impacted by COVID-19. These funds, provided pursuant to the March 2020 Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), will be administered by the SFRPC through its Revolving Loan Fund CARES Act Program.

Small businesses, sole proprietors and 501c3 Organizations located within Miami-Dade County are eligible for loan amounts ranging from $25,000 to $500,000 based upon the borrower's needs, repayment ability, and the amount financed.

For more information on program guidelines and to apply, click here.
Miami Beach Restaurant Reimbursement Grant Program
The Miami Beach Restaurant Reimbursement Grant is open to restaurants in the city that are not part of a chain or franchise. Mobile food trucks, pop-up restaurants, carts, restaurants within hotels, nightclubs, bars without restaurants and home-based businesses are not eligible to apply. Participating restaurants may not have any outstanding code violations, liens, pending litigation, outstanding ad valorem property taxes and must meet all other program requirements.

Due to the volume of restaurants, this is a first-come, first-qualified, first-served grant of up to $1,000 in expense reimbursement for third-party delivery service fees. The program is available for eligible restaurants located within the city of Miami Beach.

Interested applicants can review program guidelines and or create a new profile to submit their application here. Applications are currently being accepted.
COVID-19 Restaurant Safety and Compliance Program
Attention restaurant operators! Learn how to slow and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in your restaurant with a FREE, one hour training developed by the FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality, “COVID-19 Restaurant Safety and Compliance".

Training materials are available online in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole and can be accessed at any time. Participants who pass the post-training quiz will be mailed a certificate of course completion to display in their establishments. For more information click here.
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.

For a full listing of resources and information visit
View our frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 or email