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COVID-19 Disaster Resources

Covid-19 Disaster Resources

We’ve started to aggregate information and links to different resources to help you access important services like information/data recovery for businesses, legal and financial counseling for individuals, help filing for state assistance, and more. This page will be updated as new information is available to assist families, small businesses and nonprofit organizations.

Personal Financial Resources and Assistance:

Reemployment Assistance:

Unemployment Insurance Relief (CARES Act) Info: https://www.dol.gov/coronavirus/unemployment-insurance

Reemployment (Unemployment) Assistance, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity: www.FloridaJobs.org

Tax Stimulus Checks:

Economic Impact Payments/Tax Credit Checks: www.IRS.gov/Coronavirus 

Bill Deferment:

Mortgage Relief/Federal Finance Housing Agency: https://www.fhfa.gov/Homeownersbuyer/MortgageAssistance/Pages/Coronavirus-Assistance-Information.asp

IRS – Deadline to file and pay taxes extended to July 15: www.IRS.gov/Coronavirus

FPL – Suspended disconnects, providing assistance for those experiencing COVID-19 hardships: https://www.fpl.com/coronavirus.html

Comcast – Not charging for disconnects or late fees for those who contact them because they can’t pay during this period:  https://corporate.comcast.com/covid-19

AT&T – Waiving late fees incurred between March 13 – May 13 due to economic hardships related to COVID-19 for postpaid wireless, home phone or broadband residential, U-verse TV or DIRECTV customers. https://about.att.com/pages/COVID-19.html#consumers

Florida Pre-Paid – Pre-Paid Plan payments are deferred until July: www.MyFloridaPrePaid.com

Avoiding Scams:

www.BBB.org/Council/Coronavirus

https://www.cdc.gov/media/phishing.htm

 

Small Business Financial Resources and Assistance

Small businesses impacted by #COVID19 can get a loan advance of up to $10,000. The loan advance does not need to be repaid – U.S. Small Business Administration: https://www.sba.gov/

Paycheck Protection Program: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/paycheck-protection-program-ppp

U.S. Chamber of Commerce-PPP Guide and Checklist: https://www.uschamber.com/sites/default/files/023595_comm_corona_virus_smallbiz_loan_final.pdf

Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL):  https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/economic-injury-disaster-loan-emergency-advance

Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at FAU:  http://www.fau.edu/sbdc/consulting/

 

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity:

Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program: https://FloridaDisasterLoan.org/

Business Damage Assessment Survey: https://floridadisaster.biz/BusinessDamageAssessments

Reemployment Assistance Service Center:  http://floridajobs.org/job-seekers-community-services