COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Fund

CareerSource South Florida

Miami-Dade County
U.S. CITIzens and residents
Coming Soon

CareerSource South Florida has created the COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Fund to provide financial support to small businesses and community based organizations facing economic distress and potential layoffs due to the global pandemic.

Benefits

One-time grant assistance of up to $10,000.00. CareerSource South Florida will utilize the following scale to award grants:

  • 3–10 full-time employees up to $5,000.00
  • 11–25 full-time employees up to $7,500.00
  • 26–50 full-time employees up to $10,000.00

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Eligibility

Eligible applicants include small businesses or community based organizations that:

  • Have primary locations in Miami-Dade and/or Monroe Counties
  • Have been in operation for at least two years
  • Have at least three employees and no more than 50
  • Have gross receipts taxes or gross excise taxes that are $10,000,000.00 or less
  • Have current Unemployment Insurance (UI) taxes
  • Are in good standing with the State of Florida Division of Corporation
  • Have demonstrated a need for layoff aversion support

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Application

Application

Applicants will be informed via email whether their application has been approved or denied within three business days of submission.

Permissible use of funds include, but are not limited to:

  • Purchasing remote access equipment or software that allows employees to work from home (e.g. computers, printers, telephones, headsets, video conferencing software, etc.)
  • Paying for services or tools for restaurants or retail establishments to convert to online sales or delivery during Shelter in Place orders
  • Purchasing cleaning/sanitation supplies and/or services that will allow an essential small business to maintain an on-site workforce by reducing exposure to COVID-19
  • Supporting businesses that take advantage of the Short-Time Compensation Program also known as Work Sharing by supplementing the employee’s income and benefits
  • Other creative approaches and strategies to reduce or eliminate the need for layoffs

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The organizations listed below are Axis Coalition Members and are ready to help you at no cost.

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Requirements

  • A brief profile of the business including name, address, EIN/FEIN and North American Industry Classification System Code
  • Brief narrative describing the layoff aversion plan and need for funds
  • Amount of funds requested and a brief itemized description of all costs
  • Number of employees affected and jobs saved through funding

For-Profit Organizations:

  • Copies of last two (2) completed business tax returns-2017, 2018, 2019 and/or Schedule C (Form 1040), Profit or Loss from Business statement   
  • Copy of IRS 941 or the Florida Department of Revenue Employer’s Quarterly Report (RT-6) for 2019, covering the period of October to December   
  • Copy of current lease agreement or Certificate of Use for “Home Business”   
  • A copy of the organization’s W-9 form

Non-Profit Organizations:

  • Copies of last two (2) completed business tax returns-2017, 2018, 2019 and/or Form 990 Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax   
  • Copy of IRS 941 or the Florida Department of Revenue Employer’s Quarterly Report (RT-6) for 2019, covering the period of October to December
  • Copy of current lease agreement or Certificate of Use for “Home Business”  
  • A copy of the organization’s W-9 form   
  • Have local/state/federal grant applications and funding awards detailing previous and/or current grant relationships in providing services to one of the following populations: Ex-offenders, homeless individuals, including homeless children and youths, youth offenders/youth at risk of court involvement/youth involved in the juvenile justice system, individuals with disabilities, including youth with disabilities, or migrant and seasonal farmworkers

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