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March 20, 2020 1:55 PM

State & Community Resources

Last Updated: March 28, 2020

RESOURCES FOR SENIOR CITIZENS

Food Assistance Programs
The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Broward County is offering frozen meal delivery to seniors over the age of 60. For assistance, please call (954) 745-9779. Learn more at https://www.adrcbroward.org/foodassistance.php.

Dedicated Shopping Hours for Seniors
Many local grocers have dedicated specific shopping hours for seniors (65+) to ensure they remain as isolated as possible during this time.

The Fresh Market
Senior Citizen Shopping Hour: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Publix Super Markets
Senior Citizen Shopping Hour:
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 a.m. – 8 a.m.

Target
Senior Citizen Shopping Hour: Wednesdays, 8 a.m.-9 a.m.

Walmart
Senior Citizen Shopping Hour: Tuesdays 6 a.m. – 7 a.m.

Whole Foods Market
Senior Citizen Shopping Hour: Every day, 7 a.m. – 8 a.m.

Winn-Dixie
Senior Citizen Shopping Hour: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.


REEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE INFORMATION
Reemployment Assistance benefits, formerly known as unemployment compensation, can be filed online at https://connect.myflorida.com/Claimant/Core/Login.ASPX. For regular unemployment questions call 1-800-204-2418. For special cases such as legal issues, computer literacy, language barriers or disabilities call 1-800-681-8102.

BUSINESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
Business Damage Assessment Survey
Businesses adversely impacted by COVID-19 are encouraged to complete the Emergency Business Damage Assessment Survey online at: www.floridadisaster.biz

Information submitted by businesses will help the State of Florida determine the type and level of resources needed to continue to help impacted businesses. The survey does NOT serve as an application for resources. After filling out the survey, federal, state or local agencies may reach out to your business through the contact information provided if you indicate your interest.

SBA Economic Injury Loan
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is working directly with state Governors to provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by COVID-19. The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program offers working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.

For details, visit https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources

Florida Emergency Bridge Loan
Governor DeSantis has activated the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program that provides short-term, interest free loans of up to $50,000 to small businesses impacted by COVID-19. Business owners in Florida with two to 100 employees are eligible. The application period ends May 8, 2020.
For more information, visit www.floridadisasterloan.org or call the Florida Small Business Development Center Network at 866-737-7232.

Florida Short Time Compensation Program
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) offers the Short Time Compensation Program, designed to help employers maintain their staff by reducing the weekly working hours during temporary slowdowns instead of temporarily laying off employees. For information on qualifications and how to apply, visit http://floridajobs.org/office-directory/division-of-workforce-services/reemployment-assistance-programs/short-time-compensation-program-for-employees

Florida Business Taxes
Governor DeSantis has directed the Department of Revenue to provide flexibility on the deadlines of taxes due such as corporate income tax and sales tax to assist businesses that are adversely impacted by COVID-19.

Additional Resources & Information

Federal Taxes
The IRS has extended the income tax payment deadline. The filing deadline for tax returns remains April 15, 2020. Income tax payment deadlines for individual returns, with a due date of April 15, 2020, are being automatically extended until July 15, 2020, for up to $1 million of their 2019 tax due. The extended payment deadline applies to all individual returns, including self-employed individuals, and all entities other than C-Corporations, such as trusts or estates. Please visit the IRS website at https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/payment-deadline-extended-to-july-15-2020 for additional details and specific qualifications.

Florida Power & Light (FPL)
For customers experiencing hardship as a result of COVID-19, FPL is suspending disconnections at least through the end of March. For additional assistance, please visit www.FPL.com/Help

Comcast
Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country are available to anyone who needs them for free, including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For details, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi

Comcast is offering a low-income Internet Essentials package that includes two months of free internet. For details, visit www.internetessentials.com

Comcast is also pausing customer data plans for 60 days, giving all customers unlimited data for no additional charge.

Comcast will not disconnect internet service or assess late fees if customers contact the company and let it know they can’t pay their bills during the 60-day period. For updates from Comcast related to coronavirus, visit www.comcastcorporation.com/COVID-19

AT&T
All AT&T consumer home internet wireline customers, as well as Fixed Wireless Internet, can use unlimited internet data. Additionally, AT&T will continue to offer internet access for qualifying limited income households at $10 a month through its Access from AT&T program. The company is also offering new Access from AT&T customers two months of free service. For details, visit https://about.att.com/pages/COVID-19.html

Broward County Evictions Activities Suspended
The Broward Sheriff’s Office, in coordination with the 17th Judicial Circuit, is suspending all eviction activities until further notice due to the current public health crisis.

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