Business Update for those Facing the Impact of COVID-19
Thursday, August 6, 2020
We continue to provide our business community with the latest updates and tools from the City of Miami Beach during this pandemic.
MKMG Free Small Business Consultation
MKMG - a new Miami Beach based advertising agency is looking to lend a helping hand to local small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. They are offering a FREE marketing/branding consultation to one lucky business.

Applications are due by Monday, August 10. For more information, or to apply, please visit
Miami-Dade County's Hospitality Industry Grant (HIG) Program
Local, independently-owned and operated restaurants and non-home-based caterers impacted by COVID-19 are now eligible to apply for relief monies through the Miami-Dade County Hospitality Industry Grant Program.

The $30 million HIG program will be calculated based on individual percentages of eligible costs incurred, with a maximum award of $25,000 per establishment. The program will award grants to a maximum of two (2) establishments per restaurant/hospitality group. Priority will be given to applicants that have a single establishment. If an applicant has two or more establishments and requests assistance for both, then a single application must be submitted. Learn more and apply here.
Career Source South Florida COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Fund
Are you a small business and/or Community Base Organization (CBO) in need of assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic? CareerSource South Florida is here to help!

CareerSource South Florida (CSSF) announces the COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Fund, which is designed to provide support to small businesses within Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties, facing financial impacts and potential layoffs from the coronavirus pandemic. The fund will provide grants to small businesses and/or CBO’s experiencing economic distress with the goal of preventing potential layoffs or minimizing the duration of unemployment resulting from COVID-19 layoffs.
Eligible businesses and/or CBOs may receive up to $10,000.00 in COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Fund grant funds. CSSF will utilize the following scale to award grants:
  • 3–10 employees up to $5,000.00
  • 11–25 employees up to $7,500.00
  • 26–50 employees up to $10,000.00

Please see the CSSF COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Fund Policy for eligibility requirements here. Applications must be submitted through your local chamber. Select an entity from the list below to be directed to the application:

  • Greater Key West Chamber of Commerce, click here.
  • Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, click here.
  • Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce, click here.
  • CAMACOL-Latin Chamber of Commerce of U.S.A, click here.
  • Miami-Dade Beacon Council, click here.
  • Tools for Change, click here.
Safety for All - Printable Posters
The city is providing printable posters that communicate the requirement of facial coverings, which can be placed around your respective business.

Safety posters are available to be printed in both English and Spanish.

As a reminder, all persons in public spaces and places, both indoors and outdoors, are required to wear facial coverings, as defined in the County’s EO 20-20, as amended. Any person not wearing a facial covering is subject to a $50 civil fine.

We urge everyone to continue practicing social distancing and meticulously washing your hands regularly. View our Restaurant Safety Guidelines 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