Business Update for those Facing the Impact of COVID-19
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
The City of Miami Beach is committed to working with our community businesses and stakeholders to keep everyone informed as this pandemic continues to unfold. Please find below the latest information on mandates/guidelines as well as business resources.  For a full listing information, visit
Miami-Dade County Small Business Assistance Forgivable Loan Program
Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners created a $5 million Small Business Assistance Forgivable Loan Program (SBAFLP) utilizing the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds allocated through the Federal Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).

The loans will be up to $25,000, with 0% interest and no origination fees. The "forgivable" feature of the loans rests on the ability of the small business borrower to retain jobs that are held by those of low or moderate income, meaning those who earn less than 80% of the annual Area Median Income. In Miami-Dade County, the annual AMI for a single person is $51,200.

To be eligible, the small business must meet certain criteria such as: having no more than 25 employees, providing some evidence of being impacted by COVID-19, and not previously having received assistance from other special COVID-19 programs, such as the federal Paycheck Protection Program. Click here to learn more.

COVID-19 Business Impact Survey
The city's Economic Development Department is evaluating the financial impact caused by the COVID-19 pandemic on our local businesses. The Business Impact Survey will help capture the impact on key issues, such as business operations, financial performance, employees and supply chains.

Results from the survey will be used by the city to evaluate opportunities for assistance.
Please click here to assist the city in capturing information regarding how COVID-19 has directly affected your business. ( Example: Financial, level of capacity and/or operation)
Restaurant Openings
Today, various retail stores, personal grooming establishments, offices and museums reopened as part of the city’s  Phase 1 Reopening Emergency Order .

Next week, the city’s order will allow restaurants and sidewalk cafes to reopen on  Wednesday, May 27, 2020  as part of phase 1b.

View detailed reopening guidelines for each industry by visiting

CareerSource South Florida Invest over $1.2 Million in National Dislocated Worker Grant Funds for Displaced Hospitality Workers
CareerSource South Florida (CSSF) is investing $1,279,113 in National Dislocated Worker Grant (NDWG) funds to hire Dislocated Hospitality Workers in disaster-relief temporary employment. CSSF in partnership with the Greater Miami and Beaches Hotel Association and UNITE HERE Local 355, will assist in the recruitment efforts for displaced workers in the hospitality industry. For more information click here.

 Miami-Dade County Small Business Box
Miami-Dade County is committed to helping businesses get back to work. If you’re re-opening your small business and need assistance, Miami-Dade County is offering the Back-to-Business box. These boxes come with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to assist with safety requirements.

Please see the requirements for small business owners here and follow the application process for the issuance of PPE. Supplies are limited and will be provided as available on a first come, first serve basis.

8 Collaborative Business Tools to Boost Your Team's Productivity
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has compiled a list of t ools that boost your team's productivity and improve your bottom line. If you're trying to decide which tools are worth implementing, check out the list here.
Best Practice for Social Distancing at your Business
Click here to view the Miami-Dade County best practices for social distancing at your business.

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 .
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