Please see the attached SBA disaster assistance news release for Florida. SBA is opening a Business Recovery Center (BRC) in Charlotte County, on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 9 a.m. 2018 1006 SBA Opens Business Recovery Center in Charlotte County
Other Business Recovery Centers in Lee, Manatee, Martin, Pinellas and Sarasota counties are already in operation.
SBA’s Customer Service Representatives have been working diligently to assist small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture businesses and private nonprofit organizations financially impacted by the red tide algal bloom that began on Nov. 1, 2017 and the toxic algal bloom that began on June 1, 2018 to obtain an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan for their working capital needs.
Impacted businesses are encourage to visit one of the temporary locations before they close and get answers to program questions, assistance in applying for an SBA disaster loan and help with the reconsideration process. The Centers are located and open as indicated below.
All Centers will be closed on Monday, Oct. 8 for Columbus Day
West County Annex
Opens: Tuesday, Oct. 9
City/County Annex Building
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s new program, Rebuild Florida, launched Monday, September 24th.
- Rebuild Florida is a $1.4 billion disaster recovery program for Hurricane Irma that will allow DEO and partners the opportunity to provide critical assistance in many impacted communities across the state.
- Rebuild Florida will repair and rebuild homes for low-income families, construct additional affordable housing units, assist businesses in disaster recovery and update local infrastructure to better withstand future storms.
- DEO and many partners have been working diligently toward this goal for the past 12 months, since Hurricane Irma hit Florida last September.
If you are interested in applying for the Rebuild Florida program, please call the Rebuild Florida Center number 844-833-1010, visit one of the Rebuild Florida Centers opening in your area or visit our website RebuildFlorida.gov.
Rebuild Florida Centers:
297 Barnes Blvd.,
2680 West Oakland Park Blvd.,
7900 Northwest 27th Ave., Suite 200,
2796 Overseas Hwy.,
3050 Horseshoe Dr., North,
215 Market St.,
2295 Victoria Ave.,
6101 Chancellor Dr., Suite 100-B,
500 East Lake Howard Dr., 2nd floor,