COVID-19 Operations at PCED: Our office is closed to the public at this time, but our staff is working remotely to assist businesses. Please visit
www.PCED.org/covid19 for resources.
Loans: Please visit
www.PCED.org/covid19 to review eligibility requirements before you begin your applications.
Covid-19 SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit https://covid19relief.sba.gov/# for more information and eligibility requirements.
Florida Emergency Bridge Loans are also available to business negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Interested businesses should visit http://floridasbdc.org/disaster/ebl/ to determine eligibility and apply online.
We will send an email notice to local businesses when we have more information and the path for applications for the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) and the Paycheck Protection Program. The applications and guidelines for these programs are still in development. Please visit the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for updates:https://www.uschamber.com/co/start/strategy/cares-act-small-business-guide
How Pinellas businesses can help: Pinellas County is collecting items needed by local healthcare facilities. A list of needed items and where to deliver them can be found at www.pced.org/donate. We encourage local businesses to take this survey to help us connect local resources with organizations in need: www.PCED.org/covid19survey.
These are just a few photos that capture the remarkable generosity of our local business owners, managers and their staff. We asked for help, and our business community responded with donations of the items we need most to help our first responders, hospitals, nursing homes and medical professionals.
Pinellas County is continuing to collect items requested by local healthcare facilities. A list of these items and where to deliver them can be found at
PCED.org/donate. We encourage local businesses to take this survey to help us connect local resources with organizations in need:
Twitter for more news about how our local businesses are stepping in and stepping up.
SBA Webinars for Small Businesses
The U.S. Small Business Administration South Florida District Office will host virtual office hours to answer questions about the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program. Visit www.sba.gov/offices/district/fl/miamifor virtual office hours and webinars.