17 Sep MCC announces assistance services to small businesses and community in general with expedited loans, grants and contract opportunities
MIAMI, Sept. 16, 2017 – The Minority Chamber of Commerce and South Florida affiliates will gather at a workshop for small businesses and the community at large to overview guidelines and protocols for obtaining assistance in recovering from the financial and physical impacts of Hurricane Irma. MCC hosts the event on Monday, Sept. 18 at 4 pm at the Chamber’s business center at 1951 NW 7 Ave., Miami, FL 33136.
“This initiative is a joint program with our members and strategic partners to help the economy of our community,” said MCC President and Founder Doug Mayorga. “We will announce steps and processes on how to apply for and receive assistance.” Myriad federal disaster assistance programs are available as authorized by President Donald J. Trump’s Disaster Declaration for the State of Florida.
“Hurricane Irma created extreme economic damage to businesses and caused millions of dollars in losses throughout South Florida. During such disasters, a multi-sector response is critical for MCC to MCC members and partners,” Mayorga continued. “The Chamber is prepared to assist members and partners in identifying multiple opportunities.”
The State of Florida, FEMA, SBA, and HUD, are ready to provide billions of dollars in assistance in accordance with the response and recovery plan in South Florida, as well as current assistance efforts, and what local companies can do to obtain support. Additionally, conference participants will learn how to step up as a contractor for MCC’s national members and the U.S. government.
Assistance to small businesses in economic and physical damage:
- Loans of up to $2 million are available for small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, and private and non-profit organizations of all sizes experiencing cash-flow issues as a direct result of the disaster and who need operational capital funds to recover. This loan, in combination with a property loss, loan cannot exceed $2 million – be it in economic or physical damages.
- Loans up to $500,000 for farms and aquifers to cover production and property costs, excluding primary residence (Department of Agriculture).
- MCC’s national member, Univision, is looking for roofing contractors for Miami.
- U.S Government agencies looking for contracting different service for environment focusing in Key west.
MCC members will receive assistance without charge and free access. You need to RSVP . For more information, contact Maria Loaisiga by calling 786-406-2190 or via email at [email protected].