COVID-19 Resources and Relief
Lean on First Florida
This is a challenging time for everyone, and for some, the financial challenges may be overwhelming. While the government is taking measures to provide relief, we understand it may not be enough. First Florida is prepared to respond to your financial needs as we continue to navigate the financial complexities stemming from COVID-19.
Our mission has always been to provide trusted financial services to our members. It is what we do every day, and a time of challenge is no different.
If you are experiencing a financial hardship, you can lean on First Florida to help find a solution to carry you through this time. Please contact our Member Support Center at (800) 766-4328, ext. 1 to discuss possible solutions.
Updated: June 1
Economic Impact Payments Issued by Debit Cards
In some instances, Americans may receive their Economic Impact Payment (EIP) by debit card. We have received notification that members are beginning to receive their cards. The EIP Card contains the money you are receiving as a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The EIP Card is sponsored by the Treasury Department’s Bureau of the Fiscal Service as part of the US Debit Card Program.
Please visit EIPCard.com to confirm your card and instructions match the official card information provided by the government. You will also find more information on ways you can access the funds from your card.
Updated: March 23
Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program
Small Business Owners with two to 100 employees located in Florida affected by COVID-19 can apply for short-term loans up to $50,000. To be eligible, a business must have been established before March 9 and demonstrate an impact related to COVID-19. These loans are interest-free for up to one year and are designed to bridge the gap to either Federal SBA Loans or Commercially available loans.
You can get more information on the disaster programs at floridadisasterloan.org.