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Hurricane Irma

As we continue our recovery and cleanup efforts, please visit the Emergency website for the latest information on openings and closings in Miami-Dade County.

Grants and Assistance Programs

Local and state grants and business assistance programs exist to help businesses succeed.

Mom and Pop Business Grants

Miami-Dade County's Mom and Pop Small Business Grant Program provides financial and technical assistance to qualified for-profit small businesses that are approved for funding. This program has allowed small owned and operated businesses the opportunity to interact with local government under favorable conditions.

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Grant Resources

Starting a business is a complex and time-consuming endeavor. Thankfully there are state, federal and local resources to help entrepreneurs get up and running.

Find Grant Funding

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Green Your Business

Understanding your business' impact on the wider world can open up windows of opportunity. It means taking a responsible attitude, because incorporating good environmental policies in your business can have a positive effect on your bottom line.

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Micro-Enterprise Assistance & Peer Lending

This program is designed to assist entrepreneurs in building a strong credit history by borrowing incremental amounts of loan funds, develop stronger business skills, share business ideas and provide support in peer group setting. The program also provides direct loans up to $5,000 and in some cases $25,000 requiring business profitability and credit soundness.


  • Maria Coto, Executive Director
    Partners for Self Employment, Inc. d/b/a Micro-Business, USA
  • Willie Mateo, Senior Director
    Accion USA
  • William Young, Loan Manager
    Black Economic Development Coalitions, Inc. d/b/a  Tools For Change
  • David Sweet, Project Manager
    Miami-Dade County Public Housing and Community Development Department
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