Hurricane Recovery & Business Resources
Loans. FEMA Info. Business Assistance & Opportunities.
FEMA provides referrals for business owners and farmers. FEMA may also maintain a list of additional referral resources for business owners and farmers. The referrals may be obtained by calling the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-3362 or by visiting Disaster Declarations. Please select the state in which your disaster occurred.Go To Site
The SBA has specific guidelines regarding how the proceeds of such loans may be used. Disaster loans are designed to help you and your business whether an event which has caused either or both of the following: physical damage to your business or property, or economic injury (meaning you can't meet your current obligations in regard to your business).Go To Site
Emergency Bridge Loan Program from the State of Florida. $25,000 in short term 0% interest loans for 90 to 180 days for businesses to use while waiting for insurance or other assistance.Go To Site
Short Time Compensation (STC) is a temporary alternative work style that will assist employers in keeping their work force intact. The program permits prorated unemployment compensation benefits to employees whose work hours and earnings are reduced as part of an STC plan to avoid total layoff of some employees.Go To Site
The Miami and Orlando MBDA Business Centers are operated by Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council (FSMSDC) and is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA).The Business Center assists eligible MBEs in growing their businesses and competing in domestic and global markets. The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), a bureau of the U.S. Department of Commerce, leads Federal Government efforts to promote the growth and global competitiveness of America’s growing minority business enterprise (MBE) community. Through MBDA’s services, MBEs are better equipped to create jobs, contribute to local economies, and sustain America’s position as a world economic leader.
Miami MBDA Business CenterGo To Site
Orlando MBDA Business CenterGo To Site
License, insurance and consumer complaint information.Go To Site
The office serves Floridians through its responsibilities for regulation, compliance and enforcement of statutes related to the business of insurance. The Office is also entrusted with the duty of carefully monitoring statewide industry markets.Go To Site
The Division of Emergency Management plans for and responds to both natural and man-made disasters. These range from floods and hurricanes to incidents involving hazardous materials or nuclear power. The division prepares and implements a statewide Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan, and routinely conducts extensive exercises to test state and county emergency response capabilities.Go To Site
A Business Disaster Recovery Plan is the way an organization can prepare for and aid in disaster recovery. This plan prepares for multiple problems. Detailed plans are needed to clearly outline the actions that an organization or particular members of an organization will take to help recover/restore any of its critical operations that may have been either completely or partially interrupted during or after (occurring within a specified period of time) a disaster or other extended disruption in accessibility to operational functions. In order to be fully effective at disaster recovery, these plans are recommended to be regularly practiced as well as outlined.Download Template
Find out how to access step-by-step directions to a nearby shelter in the event of an emergency.Go To Site
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is a component of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) located at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. The NHC mission is to save lives, mitigate property loss, and improve economic efficiency by issuing the best watches, warnings, forecasts, and analyses of hazardous tropical weather and by increasing understanding of these hazards. The NHC vision is to be America's calm, clear, and trusted voice in the eye of the storm and, with its partners, enable communities to be safe from tropical weather threats.Go To Site
After a disaster, letting your family and friends know that you are safe and well can bring your loved ones great peace of mind. This website is designed to help make that communication easier.Go To Site
Red Cross volunteers and staff work to deliver vital services – from providing relief and support to those in crisis, to helping you be prepared to respond in emergencies.Go To Site
Stay In Touch With Family and Friends Using Zello Walkie-Talkie App
Zello is a free push-to-talk application for smartphones, tablets, and PCs. It's lightweight, easy to use and extremely fast. Better yet, it's free and will remain free for personal use. Zello works great over Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G, and even GPRS and EDGE.
Recovering From Hurricane Irma
Message From The President
September 12, 2017
To our valued corporate members and MBEs:
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all in the wake of Hurricane Irma. In the coming weeks, the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council will work towards helping our network recover as quickly as possible from damages experienced from this disaster.
We will be contacting our corporate members and government partners offering to source MBEs that can assist with their needs. Also, we are asking our MBEs who can offer services related to disaster recovery to reach out to us so that we can connect them to opportunities.
Visit www.fsmsdc.org/disasterprep.php to find a list of state and federal resources available for businesses to utilize during recovery activities. Please heed emergency management instructions and stay safe.
The FSMSDC is working tirelessly to resume normal operations to ensure you receive the level of service you have come to expect. I apologize for any inconvenience and delays this disaster has caused for your business. Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with any questions or visit our website for regular updates at www.fsmsdc.org.
Please join us in uplifting all those negatively impacted by Hurricane Irma and pray for a speedy recovery from this devastation.
President & CEO