Employer COVID-19



If you are a Florida business owner, we’re here to help. In an effort to assist you and your employees amid COVID-19, there are resources available to support you financially. It is our mission to ensure that all Floridians have the opportunity to keep moving forward.

Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act

Notice: Paycheck Protection Program has reopened

The Paycheck Protection Program resumed accepting applications July 6, 2020, at 9:00 AM EDT in response to the Paycheck Protection Program Extension Act. The new deadline to apply for a Paycheck Protection Program loan is August 8, 2020. 

For more information and to apply, click HERE.

PPP Loan Forgiveness

SBA will forgive loans if all employee retention criteria are met, and the funds are used for eligible expenses. 

For more information about loan forgiveness, click HERE.

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance

Now Accepting New Applications for Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Advance

On June 15, SBA will begin accepting new Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance applications from qualified small businesses and U.S. agricultural businesses.

The application and additional information can be found HERE.

Small Business Administration Additional Information 


Additional and local resources include:

Florida Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Resource Center

CDC's Interim Guidance For Businesses and Employers

Economic Development Council of Okaloosa County

Crestview Area Chamber

Destin Chamber

Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce

Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce

Veterans Florida

Walton Area Chamber

My Okaloosa