COVID-19 CARES Act Relief Resources - The CARES Act, the largest economic relief package in our nation’s history, was signed into law on March 27 and includes major provisions U.S. Travel fought for to deliver economic support to travel businesses, travel workers and their families. See resource page.
Small Business Bridge Loans - On March 16, Governor Ron DeSantis activated the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program to support small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The bridge loan program, managed by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), provides short term, interest-free loans to small businesses that experience economic injury from COVID-19. Applications will be accepted through May 8, 2020, contingent on the availability of funds.
Small Business Owner's Guide to the CARES Act - This guide provides information about the major programs and initiatives that will soon be available from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to address these needs, as well as some additional tax provisions that are outside the scope of SBA.
CARES Act Executive Summary for Restaurants - Paycheck Protection, Loan Forgiveness, Employee Retention, and other items for restaurant operations to know.
Coronavirus Emergency Loans - Small Business Guide and Checklist
Reemployment Assistance Service Center - Information and links to connect for Reemployment Assistance Claimants and Employers.
- Restaurant Employee Relief Fund - Grants
will be awarded on a first-come first-served basis to those individuals
who meet the prescribed eligibility criteria, as reviewed and verified
by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF).
Paycheck Protection Program FAQs for Small Businesses - You can apply for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) at any lending institution that is approved to participate in the program through the existing U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 7(a) lending program and additional lenders approved by the Department of Treasury.
Business Lending Programs - Loan comparison chart
COVID-19 Resource Center
- VISIT FLORIDA Industry Resources
- VISIT FLORIDA COVID19 Dashboard
- U.S. Travel Association’s COVID-19 Toolkit
- Destinations International COVID-19 Toolkit
- Brand USA Coronavirus Updates Resource Page
- Brand USA COVID-19 Related Market Activity: Market Tracker
- U.S. Travel Association’s comprehensive information for the travel industry
- PCMA’s resource hub: What Business Event Professionals Need to Know About the COVID-19
- Traveler Sentiment Research, Pulse 13