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Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security (CARES) Act Fact Sheets

(provided on behalf of the Broward County Office of Economic & Small Business Development)


Economic Development Administration
Unemployment Insurance Expansion
Department of Economic Opportunity Short-Time Compensation
Florida Small Business Damage Assessment Survey
Direct Payment to Workers
Student Loans


Broward County CARES Act Grant Program

As part of the CARES Act sub-award agreement, the Town of Davie is participating in the Broward County CARES Act grant program established to assist small businesses and non-profit organizations throughout the County. This program was created to help mitigate the impacts of COVID-19.

The application deadline has been extended until December 2, 2020. Applicants will be able to submit applications through the online portal Mondays through Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m

To learn more about the Broward County CARES Small Business Grant and the Non-Profit Grant program, view eligibility, the application process, technical assistance, and much more, visit https://www.broward.org/cares/Pages/SmallBusinessAssistance.aspx#GrantAwards

The program will award grants in the amounts of $5,000, $10,000, and $15,000. The grants can only be used for costs incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic and are designed to aid small businesses with 20 employees or less and non-profits with 25 employees or less. 

Additionally, Broward County will be offering free technical assistance to applicants, if needed. Technical assistance appointments can be scheduled beginning Friday, October 30 at noon. 

Appointments can be scheduled through Calendly, which can be found on the grant's website under technical assistance.

Assistance provided by Broward County will include:

  • Understanding the application process
  • Understanding pre/post-grant terms and requirements
  • Assembling the necessary documentation to meet the application requirements
  • Businesses and non-profits interested in applying are encouraged to visit the website Broward.org/Cares for the most up-to-date grant program information.

For more information regarding this program, visit www.broward.org/cares or call 954-357-6400. \


Short-Time Compensation Program for Employees

The Short-Time Compensation program helps employers retain their workforce in times of temporary slowdown by encouraging work sharing as an alternative to layoff. This program permits prorated reemployment assistance benefits to employees whose work hours and earnings are reduced as part of a Short Time Compensation plan to avoid total layoff of some employees. Apply here.


Florida Small Business

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) issued the Business Damage Assessment Survey to evaluate businesses affected by COVID-19 and the impacts the virus has had on the local economy. The survey’s feedback allows the State Government to fully assess the economic impact COVID-19 is having on Florida businesses and industries, in order to mobilize the appropriate resources to help alleviate those pressures. The Business Damage Assessment Survey can be taken online. Results will be shared with state agencies and local partners, including the Small Business Administration. For inquiries and assistance with the survey, please contact ESF18@em.myflorida.com.


Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) & Emergency Grant 

Notice: Now Accepting New Applications for Economic Injury Disaster Loans.

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories were able to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Emergency Advance of up to $10,000. This advance is designed to provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. This loan advance will not have to be repaid.


EIDLs are administered and approved directly by the Small Business Administration (SBA). 


The SBA has resumed processing EIDL applications that were submitted before the portal stopped accepting new applications on April 15 and will be processing these applications on a first-come, first-served basis.


Small businesses with less than 500 employees (including sole proprietorships, independent contractors, and self-employed persons), private non-profit organizations, or 501(c)(19) veterans organizations affected by COVID-19 are eligible.


To apply, visit https://covid19relief.sba.gov/#/ The application deadline is December 31, 2020. 


Reemployment Assistance Program

The Reemployment Assistance program provides temporary and partial wage replacement for qualified workers who have become unemployed, through no fault of their own, during this public health emergency. You can apply online for Reemployment Assistance (formerly known as unemployment compensation) if you were working in Florida and are now: