Paycheck Protection Program Resources
The Paycheck Protection 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. The Paycheck Protection Program is specifically designed to help small businesses keep their workforce employed. You can call your bank or find a Small Business Administration approved lenders in your area through the Small Business Administration’s online lender match tool. Below is more information regarding the Paycheck Protection Program.
Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Employer Notice: Each covered employer must post in a conspicuous place on its premises a notice of FFCRA requirements. Employer requirements fact sheet . The Department of Labor has issued a press release indicating that it intends to observe a 30-day period of non-enforcement for employers who engage in reasonable, good-faith efforts to comply with the FFCRA.
Short Time Compensation Program (Florida Department of Economic Opportunity)
The Short Time Compensation Program is a voluntary employer program designed to help employers maintain their staff by reducing the weekly working hours during temporary slowdowns instead of temporarily laying off employees. If an employer establishes a Short Time Compensation Plan and an employee meets the qualifications to file a re-employment assistance claim in the state of Florida, the employee will receive a partial re-employment check to supplement their reduced paycheck.For more information on the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Short Time Compensation Program please click here .
EMPLOYERS: To apply for the Short Time Compensation Program (required for employees to submit a re-employment claim), please click here
Emergency Business Damage Assessment Survey
The Governor has activated the Business Damage Assessment Survey to assess the impact of COVID-19 on Florida’s local business operations. Results from this survey will be shared with state agencies and local partners. Completing this survey could help unlock State and Federal funding.
The survey, managed by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) can be taken online here . For inquiries or assistance with the survey, businesses can contact Emergency Support Function 18 at ESF18@em.myflorida.com .
State of Florida Emergency Bridge Loan Program
The State of Florida Emergency Bridge Loan Program has been activated. The application period will run through May 8, 2020. The program will provide short-term, interest-free loans to small businesses that experienced economic injury from COVID-19. Click here for eligibility requirements and guide . Complete details on this program and how to apply are available here .
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Guidance
The SBA has approved the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program which will provide small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. Find more information on the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans here .
Facebook will be offering, in the upcoming weeks, 100 million in cash grants and ad credits to help during this challenging time. Click here for more information.
Restaurant & Take-Out Delivery Guidelines
For Stopping the Spread of COVID-19
Click here for a list of guidelines for your establishment.
Miami Eats Program
Due to the dramatic impact on the hospitality industry during this pandemic, the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) has launched MIAMI EATS - a new program to help our restaurants and their employees during this crisis. Visit the GMCVB to learn how to have your establishment added to the list.
Free ad for Miami Beach Business Owners in Miami Beach Life Magazine
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The Beach Channel is offering free advertisements.
The Beach Channel is offering free advertisement to any restaurants in the Miami-Dade, Broward, and Monroe county area that are offering delivery or take-out. All restaurants that offers delivery or pick-up are eligible.
Essential Hotels Still Open in Miami-Dade County
Although hotels are closed on Miami Beach, there are still essential hotels open on the mainland. Click here for a full list of open properties in Miami-Dade County.
- Small Business Virtual Townhall
The City of Miami Beach in conjunction with the Small Business Development Center at FIU and the United States Small Business Administration hosted a small business virtual town hall webinar that explains how to access the new Federal Stimulus Funds that are available through the new Small Business Association's Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). To view the webinar please click on the link below
- Surviving the Pandemic: Your restaurant can survive the fallout from COVID-19
Results Thru Strategy, Inc. has launched a video series (“Surviving the Pandemic”) to aid the restaurant industry struggling with the effects on their business of the novel coronavirus. It is hosted by RTS Founder, Chaos Strategist and Change Agent, Fred LeFranc. Fred and RTS Partners will focus on delivery/takeout, human resources, technology, culinary, finance, real estate and marketing. The series is designed to help owners, managers and team members regain and even improve business.
- Preparing for the Coronavirus: Steps for Food Service and Restaurant Readiness.
- SBA COVID-19 Upcoming Webinars
- Friday, April 3, 2020, 9 AM – 11 AM | Dial-in: 1.877.369.5243 or 1.617.668.3633; Code: 0420385 | View Here
- Friday, April 3, 2020, 1 PM – 3 PM | Dial-in: 1.877.369.5243 or 1.617.668.3633; Code: 0698553 | View Here
- Coronavirus: Industry Readiness and Response
Designed for State Restaurant Associations and chain restaurant representatives who need answers to their questions about the impact of the virus
- AAHOA Webcast Series
In the wake of the impact of COVID-19 on the hospitality industry, AAHOA is bringing you a series of webcasts that will keep you informed and help determine next steps for your business.
- Coronavirus Resources: Labor and Employment Law Challenges and Obligations Facing Employers
Available On Demand
In the current coronavirus public health emergency, employers are confronting difficult questions related to employment issues including leave and accommodation, workers’ compensation, Family Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disability Act, and other workplace laws and regulations.
Business Pandemic Planning Checklist
To assist with the potential financial impact on your business, please visit the following link for information to help maintain the continuity of your operations: Business Pandemic Planning Checklist .
Resilience in a Box
This collection of resources educates business leaders on disaster preparedness and helps put them on a path to resilience. Read more on the Good360 blog .
U.S. Department of Labor
The Wage and Hour Division provides information on common issues employers and employees face when responding to influenza, pandemics, or other public health emergencies, and their effects on wages and hours worked under the Fair Labor Standards Act and job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act. Click here to learn more.