Application Period

Applications will be accepted from qualified Florida small businesses under this program through October 12, 2018, for Red Tide and November 5, 2018, for Lake Okeechobee Discharge/Algae Blooms contingent on availability of funds.

Contact Information

For questions regarding the Emergency Bridge Loan Program, please contact the Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network Headquarters. Email: disaster@floridasbdc.org.  Phone: (850) 898-3479.

About the Emergency Bridge Loan Program
The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program was first activated following Hurricane Andrew. It has been activated 22 additional times following disasters and has helped more than 3,550 small businesses statewide to receive more than $97.9 million in assistance.