Founded in 1975 as an affiliate of the National Urban League, the Urban League of Broward County is a community-based organization dedicated to empowering communities and changing lives in the areas of education, entrepreneurship, jobs, justice, housing, and health. The mission of the Urban League movement is to enable African-Americans and others in historically underserved communities to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power, and civil rights.

Free individual program assistance

Temporary Cash Assistance

ACCESS Florida
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U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • Temporary cash assistance.

Short-Time Compensation Program

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
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U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • Partial re-employment check to supplement a reduced paycheck.

Reemployment (Unemployment) Assistance

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and U.S. Federal Government
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U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • Recipients can be paid half of what they were earning while working full-time. The maximum benefit from the State of Florida is $275 per week for a maximum of 39 weeks.

Free business program assistance

Small Business Loans for Underrepresented Communities

Urban League of Broward County
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • $10,000 to $250,000 (Average loan size is $150,000).
  • 4% to 9% interest.
  • Loan terms vary depending on the project: generally they are 7 year terms unless real estate acquisition is involved.
  • Granting deferments of 3 months of principal and/or interest.
  • Loans will be examined at the end of the deferment period to determine if there is an extension.
  • No credit score minimum.
  • Loans may be used for equipment, working capital, real estate acquisitions, inventory, and leasehold improvements.
  • Currently not offering comprehensive guidance, however, can provide advice to businesses on a case by case basis through counseling and technical assistance offering.
  • Currently acting as a resource clearinghouse and making qualified referral to other partners in the business ecosystem.
  • Offering training for business startups through Free Business Bootcamp Series.