Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

The Small Business Administration released a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Report identifying over $247 billion of the $350 billion in funding has been allocated to over 1 million businesses.  The State of Florida has received the third most funding with total approved loans at $12.6 billion for over 52,000 businesses. Click here to view the full report:

If you are seeking to apply for a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan, please connect with your local business banker to see if they are a participating lender in the program and if they are still accepting applications. SmartAsset has compiled a comprehensive lender list with participation requirements and includes new Fintech companies who have been approved by the Small Business Administration as eligible lenders. Click here to view the lender list:

With restaurants and food service businesses closed due to COVID19, Florida’s agricultural producers are struggling to sell perishable products. The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has developed a “Keep Florida Growing” by creating a Florida Farm to You Commodities List connecting buyers with farmers and producers in Florida. If you are an agricultural producer, please submit your available products on the Growers list at

Buyers and consumers can view a complete list of participating producers for purchase or donation. Click here to view producer list:

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) will be hosting a webinar for the recreational boating industry on Friday, April 17 at noon. The webinar “Have Questions About Accessing COVID-19 Economic Aid? Ask Them During NMMA’s Live Q&A” is presented by expert panelists Nicole Vasilaros, Senior Vice President of Government and Legal Affairs at NMMA, George Cooper and Ryan welch, Partners at Forbes-Tate Partners and Trevor Hanger, Strategic Adviser at Forbes-Tate Partners. RSVP is required:  
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