Small Biz Webinars and Workshops 29 March – 04 April 2020

The U.S. Small Business Administration South Florida District Office will host virtual office hours to answer questions about the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program. Limited to 250 callers at one time. Participants may call at anytime and are welcome to enter and exit at will. Callers will be muted upon entry and will be taken in the order they are received.
Skype: https://meet.lync.com/sba123/aaharris/0S1GVCJ7
Phone: (202) 765-1264; Conference ID – 162817288

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A MESSAGE FROM CONGRESSMAN BRIAN MAST: HELPING AMERICANS THROUGH CORONAVIRUS

Congress has just passed a critical piece of legislation called the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARE) Act. This bill will provide direct financial relief to American families, support our small businesses and their employees, as well as help our hospitals and medical professionals combat this virus.

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NEW PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT: GrowFL Launches Virtual Roundtable to Help Second-stage Business Owners Navigate COVID-19

Through a partnership with the Edward Lowe Foundation, GrowFL is launching today a Virtual Roundtable program that will allow second-stage business owners to meet  April through June to help navigate through the COVID-19 crisis through peer to peer collaboration.

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BUSINESSSAFE HIGHLIGHTS CYBERSECURITY FOR HEALTHCARE AND PUBLIC HEALTH

Florida’s Healthcare and Public Health (HPH) sector is vital to maintaining the state’s public health and increasing community health resilience. The sector includes federal, state, local, and private hospitals, health systems, research facilities, as well as medical suppliers and manufacturers. The HPH sector’s economic value and access to personal information may make it a target for malicious actors.  1. Cyberattacks – Cyberattacks using malware continue to occur in the HPH sector. Cyberattacks on this sector could impact medical equipment, access to health and safety information, and risk the exposure of the personal health data of patients and healthcare personnel.

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RELIEF AND RECOVERY FUNDING FOR NON PROFITS – GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

Funders in Palm Beach County have joined together to establish a coordinated Coronavirus (COVID-19) Relief and Recovery application process.  This funding process will provide assistance to nonprofit organizations in Palm Beach County and Martin County that have staff, services and clients impacted by this disaster.  As of today, the following funders have made a commitment to review applications and coordinate funding:

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BIOFLORIDA: CALLING ON ALL LIFE SCIENCES AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS TO DONATE SUPPLIES TO FIGHT COVID-19

A MESSAGE FROM BIOFLORIDA:

On behalf of the hospitals, healthcare systems, life sciences companies and thousands of healthcare workers of Florida, we are writing to ask all life sciences and other organizations to consider how you may be able to help bring additional supplies and other resources to our healthcare institutions so they can continue to test and treat patients with COVID-19.

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