COVID-19 Resources for Businesses

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Federal Resource Information

U. S. Senate Guide to Small Business Assistance

Small Business Administration COVID 19 Assistance Loan Guidance, and Resources

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Guide for Small Businesses Seeking Federal Assistance through Emergency Loans

President Trump's Guidelines for Opening Up America Again 

State Resources

Information about Phase 1 of the Governor's Plan to Re-open Florida

Guidance for barbershops and cosmetology salons and Frequently Asked Questions about Executive Order 20-120, which allowed barbershops and cosmetology salons to begin opening to the public on May 11. 

Information about Phase 2 of the Governor's Plan to Re-open Florida

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity for State Resources

Local Resource Information

Brevard County Community Response Team Collaboration Provided by Florida Institute of Technology WeVENTURE program

Melbourne Regional Chamber for Local, State and Federal

The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast for Business Resources Small and Large Businesses

City of Melbourne 

The City of Melbourne has adopted a temporary policy to allow restaurants to expand a portion of their seating outdoors for on-site food consumption. This temporary allowance includes the ability to place outdoor seating within parking or landscape areas and within the City’s right-of-way, subject to City approval. This would include the ability to locate seating in accordance with the Zoning Code while maintaining adequate distance for ADA compliance; access to businesses; and any social distance requirements in effect. In addition, the City will waive the $30 application review fee, the $100 sidewalk-use base fee, and the $25 per-seat fee. This allowance will only be good through the Declared State of Emergency.  

The City of Melbourne has implemented a package of temporary fee waivers and deferrals designed to directly assist businesses. All applications and permits would still be required to be reviewed and approved by the City; however, no fees will be charged. 

The City of Melbourne has suspended the 30-day limit on business promotions in the city for calendar year 2020.

Any City Code or City of Melbourne Purchasing Manual provisions that require a bidder to submit a sealed bid by envelope are temporarily modified to authorize submission and receipt of sealed bids electronically and to allow pre-bid conferences and bid openings to be conducted using communications media technology. For details, please see CM-EO 2020-08 Temporary Measures Regarding City Procedures for Sealed Bids. If you have any questions, please contact Procurement Manager Greg Bunn at 321-608-7065 or