The first application phase opens on June 30.

R3 Economic Recovery Financial Assistance

Hillsborough County has an Economic Recovery financial assistance program to assist local small businesses economically damaged by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Business owners can apply for one of three programs: Kickstart Small Business, Back to Work, or Safe at Work Matching

For details, FAQs, and Application Guidelines visit   HCFLGov.net/R3Biz


SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Coronavirus (EIDL)

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced that small businesses located in the State of Florida adversely impacted by COVID-19 can now apply for disaster loans.
For Local Assistance: The Tampa Bay Women's Business Centre


Paycheck Protection Program

  • For a top-line overview of the program CLICK HERE
  • If you're a lender, more information can be found HERE
  • If you're a borrower, more information can be found HERE
  • The application for borrowers can be found HERE


CARES Act Flow Chart

The CARES Act tasks the Small Business Administration with overseeing the distribution of millions of dollars in loans and grants to help small businesses survive the pandemic. It also provides additional funding for SBA's Resource Partners to provide advice and training to help small businesses respond to the unprecedented challenges in communities throughout the country.


The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan COVID-19 Emergency Bridge Loan


1. Review the eligibility requirements and loan process.
2. Gather the required support documentation.
3. Submit your application online here.

Applicants may also submit a completed application and required documents by mail or courier to:
Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, 107 E. Madison Street, MSC-160, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-4120


Rays Baseball Foundation COVID-19 Relief: https://www.mlb.com/rays/community/relief-grant

Pinellas Community Foundation: https://pinellascf.org/coronavirus-disaster-relief/

Tampa Bay Wave: https://www.tampabaywave.org/tampa-bay-wave-emergency-relief-loan-fund/

COVID-19 Relief for Southern Communities: https://sites.google.com/view/covid-19reliefforsoutherncommu/home?authuser=1

City of St. Petersburg, Fighting Chance Fund:  http://www.stpete.org/assistance/fighting_chance_fund.php

Pinellas CARES Small Business Grant: https://covid19.pinellascounty.org/pinellascaresbusiness/

City of Tampa One Tampa: Relief Now, Rise Together: https://www.tampagov.net/relief-now

Pasco Emergency Business Grant: http://pascoedc.com/?/Pasco-Grant

Florida First Coast Fund: https://unitedwaynefl.org/give/relief-fund/

Bartender Emergency Assistance Program: https://www.usbgfoundation.org/beap

Pinellas Arts Community Relief Fund: creativepinellas.org



Additional Loans

Accion's COVID-19 Relief Program: https://us.accion.org

Kiva.org: Loans up to $15,000. www.kiva.org/borrow

LiftFund: https://www.liftfund.com/covid-19-loan/