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.
- Amount: up to $50,000
- Interest rate: 0%
- 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 EmergencyBridgeLoan@deo.