The Florida Small Business Development Center Network, headquartered at the University of West Florida, is assisting small businesses with storm recovery.
Small businesses that incurred losses due to April 29-30 flooding in Northwest Florida are asked to complete a Business Damage Assessment Survey. This is not an application for disaster assistance; the survey will help the State Emergency Response Team determine the needs and level of assistance for affected businesses, including whether the Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan should be activated. If activated, Emergency Bridge Loans are for physical damage to a business only.
FEMA and Small Business Administration disaster assistance options are also being determined.
The Florida SBDC at UWF can provide confidential, no-cost consulting to help affected businesses prepare disaster loan applications.
Contact the Florida SBDC at UWF, 474-2528, or the Florida SBDC at UWF-Fort Walton Beach, 863-6552, for more disaster recovery information.