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EDA Cares Act

The EDA CARES Act was a non-competitive – invitation only program that was awarded to the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council (SWFRPC) for two years.  The SWFRPC will support activities that prevent, prepare for, and respond to the corona-virus (COVID-19) pandemic, or respond to economic injury as a result of corona-virus.  The SWFRPC has hired a Regional Disaster Economic Recovery Coordinator, Jim Burch to provide technical assistance and capacity building for communities, businesses, and other stakeholder in the Region impacted by COVID-19.  We will also provide outreach to Black-owned businesses and communities of color to determine the impacts of the corona-virus on this segment of business ownership.

Date Meeting Agenda Packet Presentation
08/24/21 Recovery and Resiliency in SW Florida Full Packet Presentations
09/14/20 Kickoff Meeting Full Packet Presentations

Recovery & Resiliency Guide

Recovery & Resiliency Guide

Resource Guide

Southwest Florida COVID-19 Resource Guide

COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide

FGCU Coronavirus Reports

COVID-19 Resources for Employers, Individuals and Communities

SWFRPC Recovery & Resiliency Guide
COVID Resource Guide
We need your help! – Take the COVID SURVEY!

Businesses & Workplaces

Plan, Prepare and Respond: Guidance & strategies to help prevent workplace exposures to COVID-19:


Supporting Small Businesses

Thanks to The CARES Act, President Trump is helping hardworking American business owners.


Keeping Floridians First

Loans and short-time compensation programs for small businesses to bridge the gap.