By now you have likely heard that the State of Florida is on a mandatory lockdown for non-essential businesses. It can be scary to think of your business and what this will mean for your future. There is help out there! When it comes to navigating the help that is available, it may seem daunting. We have put all of the most current resources in one place for you.

Government Assistance

Most recently announced, the government has passed a stimulus package providing most adults with $1,200, as well as $500 for every qualifying child. The amount you will receive depends on your income. You do not need to apply to receive this benefit, all checks will be sent out by the government to the address on your most recent tax return.

PBA Covid-19 Assistance Program for Beauty Professionals

The PBA COVID-19 Relief Fund will provide $500 to licensed beauty professionals who are unable to work due to COVID-19. The funding, if awarded to you, is intended to be emergency aid for short-term immediate needs such as food and bills.

Apply for PBA COVID-19 Relief Fund:   Apply

Economic Injury Disaster Advance Loan

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners in all U.S. states are eligible to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000. This advance will provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. Funds will be made available within three days of a successful application. This loan advance will not have to be repaid.

Apply for Economic Injury Disaster Advance Loan: Apply

Unemployment

In the past, getting unemployment as a beauty professional wasn’t possible. According to the most recent Covid-19 stimulus information, this has been changed. Even more, most resources claim that if you have a loss of income as a small business owner (even if you are still working and it is a loss of only some income), you could be granted short term unemployment benefits.
Due to high rates of people applying for this, the application process is said to take several hours. Make sure to plan accordingly when you are ready to apply.

Apply for Unemployment: Apply

As we go through the next several weeks, we will update with any new resources that become available. We have full faith that we as a beauty industry will come through this stronger than ever!