Coronavirus Economic Crisis Resources
Page created April 1, 2020 and updated as resources are made available.
United Way Community Resource Guide
United Way of Collier and the Keys has created a comprehensive online listing of COVID-19 Monroe County resources, including food pantries and other critical services. This information can be found at KeysUnitedWay.org/CommunityResourceGuide and any Keys resident who needs assistance should refer to this guide. In addition, they are facilitating information and assistance for residents who are trying to enroll in state and federal programs.
The Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) created a web page to provide access to state and federal resources to communities, businesses and Floridians. The page provides resources to assist employers and individuals impacted by the state’s efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Find information and links for Reemployment Assistance, Small Business Loans, the Paycheck Protection Program, Job Postings and more. FIND ECONOMIC RESOURCES on the DEO web page: https://covid19.floridajobs.org/
On March 27, 2020 the House of Representatives passed the 2+ trillion dollar bill, the CARES Act, in an effort to rescue the US economy and the millions of Americans economically impacted by the shutdown of the majority of America’s commerce due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
For those that do not file tax returns: There are individuals who don't have to file (low income workers, certain veterans and individuals with disabilities) but will still qualify for the payment. The IRS has launched a website for non-filers to register for the economic impact payments. If you don't file taxes, use the "Non-Filers: Enter Your Payment Info Here" application (on the page found at the link above) to provide simple information so you can get your payment.
Paycheck Protection Program
Included in the CARES Act is the Paycheck Protection Program for businesses with fewer than 500 employees, along with self-employed individuals with employees, allowing them to borrow money for payroll, rent, or mortgage and utilities, as well as debt obligations during the “coverage period” from February 15, 2020 through April 30, 2020.
Paycheck Protection Program Borrower Information Fact Sheet
Paycheck Protection Program Application Form