COVID-19 RESOURCES

FEDERAL BUSINESS RESOURCES

SBA Disaster Assistance Website

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

  • For additional information, please contact the SBA disaster assistance customer service center at  1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or Send an Email

 

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) - Contact your local SBA-approved lending institution to see about participation.

UPDATED – Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist (Paycheck Protection Program)

A top-line OVERVIEW of the PPP can be found here

If you’re a LENDER, more information on the PPP can be found here

Payroll Protection Program Loans: FAQsU.S. Department of Treasury

 

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application (EIDL) **AVAILABLE NOW**

NEW – Guide to SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) 

 

NEW – Guide to the Employee Retention Tax Credit 

 

Paid Sick, Family & Medical Leave Under The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) Poster

 

STATE OF FLORIDA BUSINESS RESOURCES:

Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program – For questions regarding the Emergency Bridge Loan Program, contact the Florida Small Business Development Center Network at (866) 737-7232 or Send an Email.

 

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) Business Damage Assessment survey. Select “COVID-19” from the drop-down menu on the survey page.

 

Reemployment Assistance – How to claim online

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Reemployment Assistance COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

 

Small Business Development Center at USF (SBDC) COVID-19 Resource Center

 

LAKELAND CHAMBER RESOURCES:

Link to the Chamber’s CARES Act Infographic (Updated 4/3/2020)

 

Gift Card Incentive Program

 

Chamber Restaurants Takeout & Delivery Options

 

SHIFT – The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce Podcast

 

Advocacy Blog

 

Certificate of Origin Requests (Please submit via email.)

 

FLORIDA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE RESOURCES:

Florida Chamber COVID-19 Resource Center

 

U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE RESOURCES:

U.S. Chamber: Resilience in a Box – Designed to educate business leaders on disaster preparedness and business resilience

 

5 Resources to Help Your Small Business Survive the Coronavirus

 

Coronavirus: 8 Things Your Small Business Needs to Do

 

7 Things to Do When Creating an Emergency Work-From-Home Policy for

COVID-19

 

Staying Connected With Customers Through the Coronavirus Outbreak

 

5 Ways to Manage Small Business Coronavirus Concerns When Employees Can’t Work From Home

 

CITY OF LAKELAND AND POLK COUNTY RESOURCES

City of Lakeland COVID-19 Resource Center

 

Lakeland Electric COVID-19 Response

 

Polk County Government COVID-19 Updates

 

Polk County Department of Health

 

Polk County Public Schools COVID-19 Resource Center

 

OTHER RESOURCES:

A Guide To Find Work During The Coronavirus Pandemic

 

CDC COVID-19 Resource Page

 

WHO COVID-19 Resource Page