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Business Relief Funding Program

African American Entrepreneurs Association, Inc.

With your help we can ALL

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Make a Difference!

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What Assistance Do you need?

What was the Value of the Damaged?

Do you have Insurance? What is the Deductible?

Hurricanes Ian & Nicole

The damage to properties throughout the State of Florida created a great need. Businesses need help with everything from understanding the variations/parameters and steps of insurance claims to needing assistance with deductibles and support to achieve full recovery. The AAEA is partnered with numerous financial institutions and emergency assistance programs with the collaborative goal to make sure that more small and minority-owned businesses make it "Back to Open!"

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No matter the Business, the AAEA is here to assist you through your Recovery.

Loss of Income

Equipment Damage

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Property Damage

Property Damage

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Understanding the Insurance Process

With Charletta Spicer

Let's Get you Back to Open!

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It's Hurricane Season: How to Prepare Your Small Business for Disaster

AAEA Resources

University Entrepreneurship Programs

  • UF Warrington College of Business – Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center
  • Auburn Harbert College of Business – Outreach Government & Economic Development Institute

Funding Sources

The Loan Programs

Who can use an SBA disaster loan?

Businesses of all sizes located in declared disaster areas, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners, and renters affected by declared disasters, including civil unrest and natural disasters such as hurricanes, flooding, and wildfires.

Business Response & Recovery Programs: Federal

We understand your level of stress, however, it is important to complete disaster assistance applications for your business and to share resources for individual assistance with your employees.

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Covid PPP Loans

The Paycheck Protection Program provides federally-backed forgivable loans to businesses whose revenues have taken a hit due to the COVID-19 pandemic

“Thank you AAEA! Joining this organization was one of the best business decisions I could have made. Opening a business is not easy and having great resources is a critical key to surviving. The AAEA and its staff have been a wealth of knowledge and I am truly

grateful. To top it off, I was approved in lightning speed for the PPP loan, something that will be a great help to my business during this pandemic. If you haven’t already, JOIN! The information is out there, the help is available and Leslie and his team will make it happen! Thanks so much, AAEA! I appreciate all that you do!”

~Artashea L. Batts

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