Hallandale Beach CRA Creates $500,000 Stimulus Program to assist Local Small Businesses in Response to the COVID-19 Crisis

Hallandale Beach, FL – April 16, 2020 – The Hallandale Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (HBCRA) has created an innovated $500,000 stimulus program to assist local small businesses in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.  The Coronavirus Small Business Sustainability and Recovery Loan Program was created to address the extremely challenging times associated with the Coronavirus, including the closure of local businesses and…

City of Tampa and Mayor Jane Castor Announce the One Tampa: Relief Now, Rise Together Fund for COVID-19 Relief

Tampa, Florida (April 14, 2020)–As our community faces unprecedented challenges, the City of Tampa is offering critical financial support to those hit hardest by the COVID-19 crisis. Today, Mayor Jane Castor announced details of the City’s new One Tampa: Relief Now, Rise Together fund in partnership with the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay and The…

3 principles for messaging during COVID-19

As the global outbreak of coronavirus continues to evolve, companies of all shapes and sizes face a crisis unlike any they have faced before. Yet in spite of the differences between coronavirus and other challenges, many of the fundamental principles of crisis communications still apply. Keep these key principles in mind as you develop communications…

North Miami CRA Creates Grant Programs for Businesses Affected by COVID-19

NORTH MIAMI – To assist businesses during the threat of COVID-19 (coronavirus), the North Miami Community Redevelopment Agency (NMCRA) is creating two emergency relief grant programs for North Miami businesses within the CRA boundaries that have been severely impacted and are facing challenging times during this ongoing crisis. Consisting of two separate programs, the Emergency Relief for…

City of St. Pete seeks to mobilize TIF district funding for Covid-19 emergency relief

The St. Petersburg City Council is set to resume regular Council meetings virtually, via Zoom, beginning April 16. On the agenda for the Council’s first meeting back will be the first reading of three ordinances related to Covid-19 emergency relief funding. Through the ordinances, Mayor Rick Kriseman’s administration seeks to mobilize three tax increment financing…