More information about distribution, volunteering, donating and community services:
The City of Fort Lauderdale is assisting any organization with food and emergency supply distribution events with traffic control support at no charge, to help prevent traffic backups and organize the flow of vehicles during the events. if you are an organization in need of assistance.
Complete a short online form, or contact the 24-hour Neighbor Service Center 954-828-8000
Please remember if you are still out of work to apply for food stamps it takes only 5 days to receive it.
If you have not yet received your stimulus, check the website.
Help for small businesses:
The CARES Act established several new temporary programs to address the COVID-19 outbreak through the Small Business Administration:
PPP-paycheck Protection Program-(resumed April 27)
This loan program provides loan forgiveness for retaining employees by temporarily expanding the traditional SBA 7(a) loan program.
EIDL Loan Advance-Economic Injury Disaster Loan
This loan advance will provide up to $10,000 of economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing temporary difficulties.
SBA Express Bridge Loans
Enables small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 quickly.
SBA Debt Relief
The SBA is providing a financial reprieve to small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
INFO: www.SBA.gov or call Minority Business Enterprise 786-515-0670
For COVID-19 Test site 954-276-4680
Miami Beach is the latest city to announce the creation of a rent relief fund for qualifying residents impacted by COVID-19.
More than $549,000 will be available through state and federal funds for those residents who have fallen behind in payments as a result of job loss.
Residents should call the Office of Housing/Community Services to schedule an appointment 305-673-7491