COVID-19 Business Damage Assessment Survey

This is an important message from ALERT Indian River

Under Governor DeSantis’ direction, DEO activated the Business Damage Assessment Survey. This survey is a critical piece of our work to help businesses throughout the state lessen the impacts the efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 will have on their bottom line. The information we gather is invaluable and helps us access tools in our toolbox to help businesses recover. If your business has been impacted, please go to and complete the survey.

Additionally, Governor Ron DeSantis activated the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program to support small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The short-term, interest-free loans up to $50,000 help bridge the gap between the time the economic impact occurred and when a business secures other financial resources. Currently, $50 million has been allocated for the program. The application period opened March 17, 2020 and runs through May 8, 2020. Visit to learn more.

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