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555 S. Washington Avenue
Titusville, FL 32796
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The City of Titusville, Florida / Community Development / Economic Development / COVID-19 Business Resources

COVID-19 Resources for Businesses

COVID-19 BUSINESS RESOURCESCoronavirus
We hope you find this page to be useful and informative. If you would like to see content added, please email Economic Development Director Lisa Nicholas.
 

-NEW- Orlando Economic Partnership Announces New Program for Small Business Support
The Orlando Economic Partnership recently announced a new initiative to provide support for small businesses in Orlando's seven-county region. The Business Recovery Assistance Collaborative Engagement (BRACE) program, which connects business owners with resources for their more immediate needs, essentially serves as a communications and case management platform for small businesses. BRACE provides a free service that helps to identify issues and then connect small businesses to the resources they need most. Please visit the frequently asked questions page for inquiries about BRACE.
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-NEW- Governor Authorizes Activation of "Full Phase 1" Effective May 18
On May 11, 2020, Governor DeSantis moved the state's reopening plans into Phase 1. "Full Phase 1" was activated on May 18, and sets forth the following:
  • RESTAURANTS may increase indoor capacity to 50% (formerly 25%) with social distancing; outdoor seating encouraged.
  • RETAILERS may increase capacity to 50% (formerly 25%) if permitted by local governments.
  • BARBER SHOPS, HAIR AND NAIL SALONS can reopen (formerly closed) but must follow safety protocols.
  • GYMS AND FITNESS CENTERS may operate up to 50% capacity (formerly closed); machines must be self-sanitized after use.
  • MUSEUMS AND LIBRARIES may operate at up to 50% capacity if allowed by the local government.
  • NURSING HOMES are not allowing visitors.
  • SCHOOLS continue with distance learning.
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Temporary/Emergency Measures Adopted by Titusville City Council in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic 
At the April 28, 2020, Titusville City Council meeting, staff recommended, and Council approved, a number of temporary/emergency measures in the hopes of helping small businesses to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic. Effective immediately, the following temporary measures will be in place for the next 90 days:
  • Deferral of fire inspection fees.
  • Waiver of review fees for existing small businesses for repairs or improvements costing less than $25,000.
  • Approval of outdoor seating for restaurants within grassy, landscaped areas or parking areas, as approved by the City.​NOTE: Outdoor seating will be limited to the grassy areas of the property and/or parking lot. Approval will not be granted for the removal of trees or other landscaping elements that are already required. If you would like to add outdoor seating to your place of business, please contact us so that we can assist with any on-site issues.
We hope that you are able to benefit from one or more of these initiatives. To learn more, please contact Lisa Nicholas, Economic Development Director, at 321.567.3774.
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Career Source Brevard is now offering virtual workshops for workers and employers. 
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Florida SBDC Offers COVID-19 Resource Guide for Small Businesses
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Please take a moment to complete the North Brevard Business-Needs Survey
To the greatest extent possible, the City of Titusville, the North Brevard Economic Development Zone, and the Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce want to help our North Brevard business community rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the challenges we face are extraordinary, we will get through them. So, please, take a moment and complete this brief questionnaireWe are here to assist, but before we can, we must know what your needs are. Thank you for your time.
 
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Small Business Technical Assistance is available from Florida Small Business Development Council (SBDC) disaster specialists, who can assist small businesses in developing a preparedness plan and other strategies to safeguard their employees and customers, and ensure the continued operation of their business.
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CDC Interim Guidance for Business and Employers
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Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Community Action Survey, strongerThanC-19, is designed to aid Florida as the state continues to fight the spread of COVID-19.
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COVID-19 Rapid Intake Web Application Form (updated) is now available for small businesses seeking assistance.
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Facebook announces small business grant program
In an effort to address disruptions to small businesses resulting from the global outbreak of COVID-19, Facebook will be offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits to help during this challenging time. This program is designed to assist in a number of ways. 
Eligible businesses, which must have between two and 50 employees, been in business for more than one year, and have experienced disruptions due to COVID-19, will be able to apply. Please visit Facebook’s Small Business Grant Program for further details. For additional business-related resources, please visit the recently launched Facebook Business Resource Hub.
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Important information from our partners at CareerSource Brevard

Reemployment Assistance Announcement
Paper applications are NOW available online at the state's improved Reemployment Assistance resource page.
Paper applications are available at each of career center between the hours of 9am & 6pm, Mon-Thu, and 8am-noon Fri.

Locations: Palm Bay-5275 Babcock St NE, Ste 8B; ​Rockledge-295 Barnes Blvd; ​Titusville-3880 S Washington Ave, Ste 214
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Sign and mail your completed application to Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, P.O. Box 5350, Tallahassee, FL 32314-5350

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ATTN: Florida manufacturers - we need your input!

Undoubtedly, the COVID-19 crisis has created numerous challenges for local businesses. But the Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast (EDC) and staff of the City of Titusville Economic Development Division, the North Brevard Economic Development Zone, and the Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce believe that, through cooperation and collaboration, manufacturing in Brevard County can be bolstered. As a significant first step, the EDC has developed a brief survey to determine your role in the component and parts manufacturing sector of the supply chain model in Brevard County. Our apologies in advance if you have received this request previously. The survey takes only a few minutes to complete, and your input is crucial. Thank you!

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Small business owners can apply for up to $10M in federal assistance

Small business owners across the country with fewer than 500 employees can apply for up to $10 million in federal assistance through banks or lending institutions. Businesses can use the loan to cover payroll expenses beginning March 1, 2020, so businesses that laid off employees in the last few weeks can re-hire their workforce, and businesses who kept people on staff will not be forced to lay off employees. The loan amount is also capped at 2.5-times an employer’s monthly payroll or $10 million, whichever is less. Money that isn’t used for payroll can be used for other expenses like paying rent or a mortgage. For additional information, please visit the Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program or read additional information on the PPP from our partners at the Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space CoastUtilize these helpful links to learn more:
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Helpful Info for Businesses on COVID-19 from the Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce!

The following information is courtesy of the Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce, on behalf of Chamber member, LegalShield - Judy Johnson. This is an available benefit for members to communicate with other members about products, services and events.
 
With the global spread of the novel coronavirus, we all must remain vigilant and attentive. LegalShield recognizes that during times of uncertainty, the need for sound legal help is important for the daily operation of your business. With an average of 22 years of experience, the law firms stand ready to serve the legal needs of your business, help to answer a myriad of questions, and navigate potential legal concerns caused by COVID-19. Please contact Judy Johnson, Group Benefits Specialist, at 407.761.9059, or visit LegalShield today!




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