Hurricane Ian Business: Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program

Southwest Florida businesses that were damaged by Hurricane Ian – either physically or financially – are eligible for short-term working capital loans intended to “bridge the gap” until they can secure longer term recovery funding, including federal or commercial loans, insurance claims and other resources. 

Loan Terms:

  • Amount: up to $50,000 
  • Interest rate: 0% 

Lending Guidelines:

  • Employees: 2 to 100 
  • Credit score: 600+ 

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Tuesday in Fort Myers that $50 million is available for the Bridge Loan Program. Loans are on a first-come, first-served basis, but businesses in Lee, Collier, Charlotte and Sarasota counties will be prioritized. For more information, please call 833-832-4494 or email

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