COVID-19 and Other Disaster Resources



Please note that updated information will be posted as details are received.

PPP Webinar Series for Your Small Business

The SBA has some key changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) which will be available for a limited amount of time to ensure America’s smallest businesses get exclusive access. If you are a small business owner with 20 employees or less, or are self-employed; there is new information for you. Please join us for a series of webinars hosted by the SBA, Public Private Strategies Institute and other stakeholders to hear about: what steps you can take now to take advantage of this special opportunity, which closes Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 5 p.m. EST, additional changes and recent policy announcements made by the Biden-Harris Administration, and have your questions answered by SBA leadership. 

  • Asian-American + Pacific Island, Native American + Tribal Small Business Owners, 3/4/2021, 3:00pm Eastern. Register Here
  • Black + African-American Small Business Owners, 3/5/2021, 1:00pm Eastern. Register Here
  • Hispanic Small Business Owners, 3/5/2021, 3:00pm Eastern. Register Here
  • Veterans, Self-Employed Business Owners, 3/6/2021, 2:00pm Eastern. Register Here
  • LGBTQ+ Business Owners, Youth Entrepreneurs, Restaurant Owners, 3/8/2021, 3:00pm Eastern. Register Here

SBA Disaster Recovery Q&A Sessions, 2:00pm-3:00pm, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday – Was your small business affected by Covid-19? Are you looking for small business funding? You have questions, we have answers! Join us during our virtual hours and have your Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) questions answered by a live person. Participants may call at anytime and are welcome to enter and exit at will. Join Microsoft Teams Meeting; Phone: 202-765-1264; Conference ID:  191 652 154

Need more help with your PPP loan? Click Here 


1st and 2nd Draw PPP Loans now available! Find a lender & more information here:
Paycheck Protection Program (


EIDL now available through December 31, 2021: for small businesses and nonprofit organizations that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue- More info here: 
COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans (


     Do you have a 7(a), 504 or Micro Loan already? Debt Relief is available:
     SBA Debt Relief


Applying for an EIDL loan and need funds? The Express Bridge Loan Pilot Program allows small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 quickly:
SBA Express Bridge Loans


Eligible applicants may qualify for SVO Grants equal to 45% of their gross earned revenue, with the maximum amount available for a single grant award of $10 million: 
Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (

Information on temporary changes to SBA loan programs, due to COVID-19 (expires 9/30/2021)

Additional Relief Information

Hurricane Sally Relief 

Three counties in the Florida Panhandle (Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa & Walton) have been designated eligible for federal relief due to Hurricane Sally. Click HERE for details. The deadline to return economic injury applications is June 21, 2021. For more information, please contact:

Bay County Public Library
898 W 11th Street, Panama City, FL 32401
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CST)

Escambia County Business Recovery Center
East Pensacola Heights Clubhouse, 3208 East Gonzalez St., Pensacola, FL 32503
Hours: Sunday-Saturday (7 days a week)
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (CST)

Escambia County Equestrian Center
7750 Mobile Highway, Pensacola, FL 32562
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CST)

Gulf Breeze Community Center
800 Shoreline Drive, Gulf Breeze, FL 32561
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CST)

Lexington Terrace Community Center
700 S. Old Corry Road, Pensacola, FL 32507
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CST)

Marie Young Wedgewood Community Center
6405 Wagner Road, Pensacola, FL 32505
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CST)

Northwest Florida Fairgrounds
1958 Lewis Turner Boulevard, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CST)

Okaloosa County Business Recovery Center
Bridgeway Center, Building C, 205 Shell Ave., Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Hours: Sunday-Saturday (7 days a week)
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (CST)


The Florida Veterans Business Outreach Center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with Gulf Coast State College and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.