Business Update for those Facing the Impact of COVID-19
Friday, April 23, 2021
We continue to provide our business community with the latest updates and tools from the City of Miami Beach during this pandemic.
SBA Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Portal will Open on Saturday, April 24
The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program was established by the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act, and amended by the American Rescue Plan Act. The program includes over $16 billion in grants to shuttered venues, to be administered by SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance.

Eligible applicants may qualify for grants equal to 45% of their gross earned revenue, with the maximum amount available for a single grant award of $10 million. $2 billion is reserved for eligible applications with up to 50 full-time employees.

The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant application portal will reopen on Saturday, April 24. Applications may continue to register for an application portal account here
Small Business Week 2021
Miami-Dade County's Small Business Development (SBD), a Division of the Internal Services Department, is celebrating Small Business Week (SBW) 2021 on May 4 - May 6 with a host of industry specific activities aimed at recognizing the importance of our small business community.

SBW has been celebrated nationally since 1963, and for the fifth year SBD is joining in the celebration here locally but virtually.

Certified small businesses are important to Miami-Dade and the SBD strives to make them better through Small Business Enterprise Programs. Click on the Events button under the Outreach section to register for any SBW day.
Emergency Grants Are Still Available for Miami Beach Small Businesses!
Small businesses in Miami Beach that have been hurt by the pandemic can still apply for up to $20,000 in emergency grant money. The funds can be used to pay for rent, mortgage, utilities, payrolls, operating supplies and other types of business expenses.
As a condition of accepting the money, small businesses must retain or create one job filled by a Miami Beach resident of low-to-moderate income or the business must be owned by a low-to-moderate income wage earner. Businesses should be prepared to show 2020 and 2021 business tax receipts, tax returns, bank statements, payroll documents, invoices and proof of payment for eligible expenses.

The grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-qualified basis. Interested businesses are encouraged to review application guidelines and apply here. Applications are currently being accepted.
Miami Beach Restaurant Reimbursement Grant Program
The Miami Beach Restaurant Reimbursement Grant is still 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.

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 hereApplications are currently being accepted.
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