20220816 Florida Division of Emergency Management Announces U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Loans Available for Small Businesses Affected by Tropicana Flea Market Fire

08/16/2022

Florida Division of Emergency Management Announces U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Loans Available for Small Businesses Affected by Tropicana Flea Market Fire

TALLAHASSEE, Florida – Today, the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) announced that the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) has granted the state an application for a disaster declaration, which makes available to businesses affected by the Tropicana flea market fire that occurred in Miami Economic Disaster Loans. July 7, 2022.

“Empowering Florida’s small businesses and getting them back on their feet following a disaster is a critical part of disaster recovery,” said Director of the FDEM, Kevin Guthrie. “These low-interest loans provide small businesses with the help they need to rebuild and relaunch their business.”

Economic Disaster Loans help small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes to meet their ordinary and necessary financial obligations that cannot be met. met as a direct result of the disaster. The state’s disaster declaration provides relief in the form of these low-interest loans to Miami-Dade County and the adjacent counties of Broward, Collier and Monroe.

To assist businesses affected by the Tropicana Flea Market Fire, the SBA will open a Business Recovery Center (BRC) in Miami-Dade County on August 18, 2022, at the Model City Branch Library of Miami-Dade County located at 2211 NW 54.e Street.

Applicants can apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA Secure Site and must apply under SBA #17571. Disaster loan information and application forms can also be obtained by calling the SBA Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 or emailing [email protected] Loan applications can also be downloaded here.

The filing deadline for returning economic injury claims is May 15, 2023.

For more information on disaster loans available from the SBA, click here.

Updated: Tuesday, August 16, 2022