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Post Hurricane Ian Business Recovery Webinar

December 15, 2022 Live Webinar at 12:00 PM

Join us for a FREE webinar with guests from the SBA, CareerSource SWFL, Charlotte County Emergency Management, and more to talk about recovery resources for small businesses


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Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program

The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan program provides short-term, zero-interest working capital loans that are intended to “bridge the gap” between the time a disaster impacts a business and when a business has secured longer term recovery funding such as federally or commercially available loans, insurance claims or other resources.

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Hurricane Ian Business Recovery Guide

The Charlotte County Economic Development Office has put together a business resource guide with federal, state, and local resources to help your business recover from Hurricane Ian. 

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Charlotte County Daily Resource List

The Charlotte County Emergency Management Office is working through response and recovery from Hurricane Ian and maintaining communication with local, state, and federal agencies.

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SBA Disaster Loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration North and South Florida District Offices; SBA's Disaster Office (FOCE East); the Florida Small Business Development Center Network; and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity are working together to ensure our small business owners have the information they need to prepare for hurricanes and other natural disasters.  


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Florida Disaster

FloridaDisaster biz is a new website developed to provide businesses, small and large, easy access to critical information before, during and after a disaster. is a partnership between the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) and the Florida Division of Emergency Management (DEM).

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FEMA Assistance for Individuals

Individuals affected by Hurricane Ian in Florida now can apply for assistance.

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Download the app for mobile devices.

Calling 800-621-3362

If you use a relay service, such as video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service or others, give FEMA the number for that service.

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Disaster Distress Hotline

The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.

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United Way Charlotte County

United Way of Charlotte County is here for our community when disaster strikes.

From mobilizing volunteers to help after a natural disaster to collecting and distributing funds to provide direct relief to those in need, we will do all we can to help our community recover.