Federal Disaster Assistance

As an SBA resource partner, weVNETURE WBC can work with you to prepare your documents, finacnial statements and other application materials to ensure you submit a package ready to be approved.

The U.S. Small Business Adminstration offered a significant amount of resources to small businesses in response to declared national disasters.  Businesses in the weVENTURE WBC service area were declared eligible for some relief programs due to Hurricane Ian, and were eligible for COVID-19 relief programs, including the Pay Check Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL).   

Hurricane Ian Disaster Assistance

Brevard county is eligible for both physical and economic injury assistance, and Indian River County and St. Lucie County are eligible for economic injury only. Deadlines to apply for assistance are as follows:

  • Physical damage: November 28, 2022
  • Economic injury: June 29, 2023

*Information current as of October 20, 2022

Learn more about Hurricane Ian Disaster Assistance here: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance/hurricane-ian

For additional information on Disaster Assistance support from FEMA and the Federal Government: 

Spanish: https://www.fema.gov/huracan-ian

Spanish: https://www.usa.gov/espanol/huracan-ian


COVID-19 Relief: EIDL and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

Learn more about COVID-19 Disaster Assistance here: https://www.sba.gov/disaster-assistance/coronavirus-covid-19

Also, the Association of Women's Business Centers has partnered with America‚Äôs SBDC to launch a consolidation of federal resources related to COVID at www.covid-sb.org

SBA has provided additional guidance re PPP Forgiveness process:

 Clients may also benefit from this free PPP Forgiveness Tool created by the AICPA

Interim Final Rule - Revisions to Loan Forgiveness IFR and SBA Loan Review Procedures IFR

Frequently Asked Questions Document

Emergency Paycheck Protection Loan

CARES Act Small Business Guide

Paycheck Protection Program Information

Paycheck Protection Program FAQ

Information for Non-Profits from the Florida Nonprofit Alliance

Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application

Other Federal Resources

Employee tax credits for employee paid leave due to COVID-19

Guidance for Business and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease from the CDC

Guidance from the Department of Homeland Security on who is essential critical workforce

Department of Labor Guidance on Family First Coronavirus Act re Employee Paid Leave

Department of Labor - Posters and Information to Make Available to Your Employees - see the Coronavirus Posters

Department of Labor Posters

The IRS Offers Guidance for Employees on COVID-19 Related Tax Credits for Small and Midsize Businesses and Paid Family Leave

Federal Resources for Small Businesses

SBA Logo

weVENTURE WBC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration