Rebuild Florida Business Loan Fund

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (FLDEO)

U.S. CITIzens and residents
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The Rebuild Florida Business Loan Fund provides access to affordable capital through finance loans for new business start-up or expansion. This fund will assist existing and new small businesses that were impacted directly or indirectly by a disaster with rebuilding and expanding by providing eligible businesses with up to $500,000 in financing for working capital, machine and equipment, construction, inventory and more.


  • Up to $500,000 in financing for working capital, machine and equipment, construction, inventory and more
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  • Business must be located and operating primarily in the state of Florida
  • Business must be owned and controlled by persons who are lawfully in the U.S. and have an appropriate work Visa
  • Business must be legally able to contract debt
  • All owners of 20% or more of the borrowing entity must guarantee the loan and therefore provide all required documentation
  • An Experian credit score of 650 or higher (a score below 650 may be considered in certain circumstances and additional collateral may be requested)
  • No bankruptcy within the last five (5) years
  • Provide contracts, bids or estimates for the following purchases:
  • Real estate, furniture, fixtures and equipment; and/or
  • Renovation, improvement or construction
  • Refinancing existing debt is a prohibited use of loan funds unless you can demonstrate sound economic justification

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In order for your application to be considered complete, you must provide the following:

  • Copy of a valid ID for each owner;
  • Copy of current county business license;
  • Previous six (6) months of bank statements of all business accounts;
  • Business plan;
  • Three-year schedule of jobs that will be created as a result of the loan with average wage annual salary;
  • Tax returns from previous three (3) years;
  • Business organizational documents;
  • Articles of Incorporation or Organization;
  • Resumes of key management personnel; and
  • Personal financial statement of owner(s).

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