Business Update for those Facing the Impact of COVID-19
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is still very active in Miami-Dade County. It is very important for our businesses to adhere to the mandatory guidelines for re-opening that have been promulgated by the City and the County. Any violation of the city's   Emergency Measures   may subject the individual, operator, business entity, or organization to arrest and criminal prosecution pursuant to Section 26-36 and Section 1-14 of the City Code. Furthermore, any violation of the provisions of this Order may subject an operator, business entity, or organization to the closure of the establishment for a period of at least 24 hours, or through the duration of the State of Emergency.
 
Miami-Dade County issued an emergency order that mandates any establishment that falls out of compliance will immediately close; click here to read in full detail of the emergency order.
 
View below the latest information on mandates/guidelines as well as business resources. For a full listing of information, visit www.MBbiz.com .
Miami-Dade County Small Business
Relief Program
Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez announced the implementation of Miami-Dade County's initial fiscal response to the impacts on small businesses brought on by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. For more information, click here.
SBA Disaster Recovery Q&A Sessions
 Was your small business affected by Covid-19? Are you looking for small business funding? You have questions, we have answers! Join us during our virtual hours and have your Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) questions answered by a live person. Participants may call at anytime and are welcome to enter and exit at will.

Thursday, June 25

Friday, June 26
Get Help With Your "Layoff Aversion Fund" Application
Join the  Miami-Dade Beacon Council CAMACOL. The Latin Chamber of Commerce of the U.S.A.  , the  Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce , Tools for Change and  CareerSource South Florida  tomorrow, June 25, for an informational discussion on the recently launched "Layoff Aversion Fund".

The fund is designed to support small businesses and/or community-based organizations within Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties by providing grants to those affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Grants are meant to reimburse eligible businesses and organizations for business-related expenses in response to COVID-19 incurred between March 1 and June 30. Applications and support materials must be submitted online by June 30, 2020.
Panelists from participating organizations will be available to speak to the program's details, discuss eligibility, walk through the application process, and answer audience questions. Register today to participate or watch LIVE on their Facebook page.
Available Now! Application Form for City of Miami Beach Small Business Grant
We are still accepting applications for the city's grant aimed at Miami Beach small businesses affected by the pandemic. The program aims to avoid job losses and assist those small businesses affected by emergency orders and business closures by providing working capital to help retain jobs held by low-income residents.

How to Apply
To apply for the Miami Beach Small Business Grant, click here Applications are being accepted now until Friday, June 26 at 5 p.m. Following screening for eligibility, applicants will be entered in either one of two lottery drawings:

  • (1) businesses participating in the MB Standard program
  • (2) businesses who are not participating in the program

For more information about MB Standard, click here or visit MBbiz.com . Following expiration of the application window, award recipients will be randomly selected by lottery until program funding is depleted. If a business fails to meet eligibility requirements, the business will be disqualified from consideration.
CareerSource South Florida (CSSF) announces the COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Fund , designed to support to small businesses and/or community-based organizations (CBOs) within Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties facing financial impacts and potential layoffs from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The fund provides grants to eligible small businesses and/or CBOs affected by the Public Health Emergency Declaration.
 
Applications must be submitted no later than June 30, 2020.
 
Recipients may receive up to $10,000 from the COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Fund 30 calendar days following the expiration of Executive Order 20-51 or until funds are exhausted, whichever occurs first. The following scale will be utilized to award grants 3–10 full time employees up to $5,000, 11–25 full-time employees up to $7,500.00, 26–50 full-time employees up to $10,000. For additional information on eligibility requirements, click here .
Staying Healthy

Personal responsibility is of the utmost importance.
The city urges everyone to do their part in stopping the spread of this deadly virus, including:
  • Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
  • Social distancing with members outside of your household
  • Wearing a face covering
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick
  • Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
  • Taking personal responsibility. If you are sick with a fever, cough or viral symptoms, please stay away from others, including the work environment and crowded area
There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19, you can learn more about prevention and treatment by visiting the CDC website .

To request assistance as an impacted business or employee, please email  ResourceCenter@miamibeachfl.gov   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 www.MBbiz.com
View our frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 or email MBCovid@miamibeachfl.gov .