*** COVID-19 Economic Recovery and Stimulus Plan Funding Available ***

The City is now accepting Grant Applications for Business Assistance its COVID-19 Economic Recovery and Stimulus Plan.  For more information or to receive a copy of the grant application, please contact the Economic Development Office at 407-957-7234 or by email at economicdevelopment@stcloud.org..

Copies of the application will be available on the Community Development Webpage or by email at economicdevelopment@stcloud.org.

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Resource Links for Small Businesses in East Central Florida


U.S. Small Business Administration: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers
U.S. Department of Labor: Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
Florida Department of Health: What you need to know about COVID-19 in Florida
SBA Resource Partners Location Map
Apply for an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan
COVID 19 Re Employment Frequently Asked Questions from FL Dept of Economic Opportunity

For additional information, please contact the SBA Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center. Call 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or e-mail disastercustomerservice@sba.gov

SBA resources for small business


Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program
SBA Disaster Assistance
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans
Bartender Emergency Assistance Program
United Way COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund


CDC know the facts and help stop the spread of rumors
Alert Florida
Florida Department of Health (FDOH) Coronavirus Hotline 1(866) 779-6121
Florida Department of Health (FDOH) COVID19 Dashboard
U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Coronavirus Response Toolkit


Responding to Disaster: Tips from the Frontline
Small Business Recovery Expanded Guide
Florida SBDC Network
Resources to Help Your Small Business Survive the Coronavirus
Non-Profit Grant Application
Small Business Assistance Grant Application

Prevent business disruptions


If you believe your business has been affected by the Coronavirus please take a moment to complete SBA’s Business Damage Assessment Survey. The survey is available in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole and is available at:


This survey is meant to determine how much the Coronavirus has impacted small businesses. The results of this survey will be used to justify a Small Business Administration Disaster Declaration for the State of Florida so that funds may be allocated and the application process may begin.

FloridaDisaster.biz is a partnership between the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) and the Florida Division of Emergency Management (DEM).

DEO is the lead agency for the State Emergency Response Team Emergency Support Function (ESF) 18. ESF-18 is tasked with coordinating local, state and federal agency actions that provide immediate and short-term assistance to business and industry as well as economic stabilization. Additionally, ESF-18 works with business and industry to identify available resources to meet the needs of the state and its citizens before, during and after a disaster.

Keeping Commercial Establishments Safe