Business Update for those Facing the Impact of COVID-19
Friday, January 29, 2021
We continue to provide our business community with the latest updates and tools from the City of Miami Beach during this pandemic.
Miami Beach Race To Trace
Made possible by a grant from The Rockefeller Foundation, the Miami Beach Race to Trace Resource Team is made up of seasoned Florida Department of Health (Miami-Dade County) contact tracers who provide local businesses with services that help keep their employees and customers safe during this challenging time.

This initiative was recently featured on WLRN, click here to read the feature.
Our mission is to provide local hospitality and tourism businesses with confidential contact tracing services, educational materials and health resources to help them protect against and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Services include:

  • Confidential contact tracing
  • Educational materials for businesses and their employees
  • On-site environmental health consulting to help you set up your workplace for optimal spread containment
  • Assistance scheduling COVID-19 appointments at local testing facilities
  • Access to a wealth of COVID-19 health resources from Miami-Dade County including, but not limited to, housing, food and financial assistance
  • Membership to the Pledge to Protect initiative, a voluntary program offering local businesses benefits for their commitment to contact tracing, COVID-19 protocols & employee testing

Click here to learn more about the Race to Trace program and take the Pledge to Protect!

To connect with the Miami Beach Race to Trace Resource Team, please reach out to Roseleen Rodriguez-Diaz at 786.750.1077 or
Emergency Grants Now Available for Miami Beach Small Businesses
Small businesses in Miami Beach that have been hurt by the pandemic can now 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 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