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Support and Resources

Support and Resources

Resources include safety recommendations and government assistance.

Support in Palm Beach County

Palm Beach County Government
For the latest details on testing sites, contact info for the health department, videos, and more, the county has set up a webpage. See the page.  

The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, in partnership with Palm Beach County, local chambers of commerce and municipalities, has a website to assist companies in their efforts to access assistance. See details.
211 Help Line
211 is a confidential, community helpline, and crisis hotline service providing immediate guidance for individuals and families who find themselves without answers to problems. See Palm Beach County Services

Resources on Safety Recommendations

Voluntary Business Verification Certificate from Palm Beach Gardens
The city of Palm Beach Gardens has a voluntary inspection program for businesses in the city to see if they are following the social distancing guidelines recommend by the state of Florida. Those businesses will be issued a Certificate of Verification. See details.

PBI Safety Efforts
The airport is has undertaken several steps to keep staff and visitors safe. These are details on what PBI is doing right now. See details.

American Hotel & Lodging Association
AHLA has details about Safe Stay, an industrywide, enhanced standard of health and safety protocols designed to prepare hotels to safely welcome back guests. See details.
Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association
FRLA developed critical COVID-19 guidance standards for hospitality reopening. See details.
National Retail Federation
For retail outlets, NRF has an operational checklist should review for reopening. See details.

U.S. Travel Association
In working with health and medical experts, USTA has worked to present a collective agreement on a core set of health and safety guidance that the hospitality industry may adapt to their businesses. See details.

What’s Available from the Federal Government

SBA Coronavirus Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL)
These loans are up to $10,000. This advance is designed to provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. This loan advance will not have to be repaid. Recipients do not have to be approved for a loan in order to receive the advance, but the amount of the loan advance will be deducted from total loan eligibility. SBA will begin accepting new Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance applications for qualified small businesses and U.S. agricultural businesses.
More details.
SBA Express Bridge Loan   
This allows those who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to quickly access up to $25,000. If you’re in urgent need for cash while waiting for decision and disbursement on an Economic Injury Disaster Loan, you may qualify for this loan. See details.
SBA Paycheck Protection Program 
This loan designed to provide a direct incentive for you to keep your workers on the payroll.  This program provides small businesses with funds to pay up to 8 weeks of payroll costs including benefits. Funds can also be used to pay interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities. It’s recommended you utilize pre-existing bank relationships to acquire the funds. See details.
SBA Debt Relief
The SBA will automatically pay the principal, interest, and fees of current 7(a), 504, and microloans for a period of six months. See details.
Employee Retention Credit 
You have available incentives to keep employees on the payroll through a 50% credit on up to $10,000 of wages paid or incurred from March 13, 2020 through December 31, 2020. See details.

Additional Resources

VISIT FLORIDA Industry Resources
U.S. Travel Association’s COVID-19 Toolkit
Destinations International COVID-19 Toolkit

Money’s Best Small Business Loans of 2021
Small business loans are used to cover payroll, new equipment, or almost anything that can enable a business to grow. For this guide, selected the best small business loans of 2021 that offer competitive rates, reasonable terms, and fees for qualifying borrowers. As well as those that offer the Payment Protection Program authorized by the Small Business Association. 

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