Our Economic Development tools will help you understand the latest business indicators, demographics, and industry trends within the City of Miami Beach. Choose from the options below to gather the information needed to make informed decisions for your business today.
- RACE TO TRACE INITIATIVE
- Confidential contact tracing
- Educational materials for businesses and their employees
- On-site environmental health consulting to help you set up your workplace for optimal spread containment
- Assistance scheduling COVID-19 appointments at local testing facilities
- Access to a wealth of COVID-19 health resources from Miami-Dade County including, but not limited to, housing, food and financial assistance
- Membership to the Pledge to Protect initiative, a voluntary program offering local businesses benefits for their commitment to contact tracing, COVID-19 protocols & employee testing
The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is now accepting applications for first-time applicants and for certain businesses that received PPP funding in previous cycles. Learn more about the qualifications, requirements, and how to apply here.
The Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners approved a $30 million Hospitality Industry Grant Program. The goal of the program is to provide financial assistance to local independently owned and operated restaurants and non-home-based caterers impacted by COVID-19. Priority will be given to businesses that have not been approved or received funds from any institution under the Paycheck Protection Program Loan (PPP) or other federal or state assisted business loan program and have a single establishment. The $30M HIG program will be calculated based on individual percentages of eligible costs incurred, with a maximum award of $25,000 per establishment.
For additional information regarding this program please click here.
The US Chamber of Commerce has created a newsletter as an overview of continuous coronavirus coverage for business owners, for the most up-to-date information, please check the US Chamber Site
FPL offers a range of relief options for all businesses struggling with their electric bills due to COVID-19, including direct credits, payment extensions and waived fees for customers expressing hardship. Governmental assistance funding remains available for Floridians who need help paying their utility bills. Interested businesses can apply for the program on FPL’s website, www.FPL.com, beginning next month.
Hands-on assistance to small businesses with the application process for C.A.R.E.S. Act loans/grants, and potentially other funding. Guidance includes identifying required documentation and how to access it, possible review of small business packages prior to submitting them, and the process for submitting.
The City of Miami Beach Emergency Small Business Grant Program will reimburse participating small businesses up to $20,000 in relief from the economic distress caused by COVID-19. Pursuant to the CARES Act, the Community Development Block Grant-Corona Virus (CDBG-CV) program funding is intended to “avoid job loss caused by business closures related to social distancing, by providing short-term working capital assistance to small businesses, to enable retention of jobs held by low- and moderate-income (LMI) persons.” The goal of the Program is to support and promote business longevity by retaining or creating jobs.
Grant application window
- Application available for viewing on Monday, December 28, 2020 at 9:00 AM.
- Applications may be submitted beginning on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 9:00 AM.
- To apply, visit https://miamibeachfl.gosmart.org to review program guidelines and login or create a new profile to submit the application.
- Applications evaluated and processed on a first-come, first-qualified, first-served basis.
- Application open until funds are exhausted.
Interested parties may contact the City of Miami Beach Economic Development Department via firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or clarification related to the Miami Beach Emergency Small Business Reimbursement Grant Program.
City of Miami Beach Commission has established a $60,000 grant program dedicated towards restaurant establishments that have been hard hit during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each eligible restaurant will receive up to $1,000 under a Miami Beach Restaurant Reimbursement Grant that will be on a first-come, first-qualified, first-served basis through an online application process that opens on Nov. 1. The available funds will allow the city to assist approximately 10 percent of the total 628 restaurants that were registered in Miami Beach as of Oct. 7,including 581 restaurant/bar businesses, 37 takeout restaurants and 10 restaurant-only businesses.
City of Miami Beach Restaurant Reimbursement Grant is open to restaurants in the city that are not part of a chain or franchise. Mobile food trucks, pop-up restaurants, carts, restaurants within hotels, nightclubs, bars without restaurants and home-based businesses are not eligible to apply. Participating restaurants may not have any outstanding code violations, liens, pending litigation, outstanding ad valorem property taxes and must meet all other program requirements.
- Interested parties may contact the City of Miami Beach Economic Development Department via email@example.com for more information or clarification related to the Miami Beach Restaurant Reimbursement Grant Program.
- Applicant should thoroughly review application guidelines to ensure eligibility. Eligibility will be determined by city staff.
- The City of Miami Beach reserves the right to deny any submitted application if it is determined such application does not meet the intent, criteria or requirements of the program.
RECOVERY RESOURCES FOR NON-PROFITS
- The Miami Foundation Community Recovery Fund is focusing on recovery for non-profits, specifically: support for organizations that lost crucial revenue from cancelled or low-turnout events and performances and working capital for organizations at risk of being displaced and unable to serve their constituents.
- United Way of Miami-Dade, in partnership with The Miami Foundation, Miami Herald/El Nuevo Herald, Health Foundation of South Florida and others, has launched the Miami Pandemic Response Fund
Feeding South Florida launches a COVID-19 Response Fund
Center for Disaster Philanthropy launches fund to support nonprofits working with
The One Fair Wage's emergency fund supports restaurant workers, tipped servers and delivery drivers.
Americans for the Arts COVID-19 resources and responses for artists and arts organizations. This effort is also closely coordinated with the National Endowment of the Arts.