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Commissioner Fried Advises Farmers to Prepare Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Applications

Tallahassee, Fla. – Following today’s announcement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture on the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which will provide $16 billion in direct payments to support American farmers impacted by COVID-19, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried is advising Florida farmers and ranchers to fill out forms in advance of applications being accepted starting May 26 through county Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices. 

Miami-Dade County Launches Small Business Assistance Forgivable Loan Program

MIAMI —Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez announced today the implementation of Miami-Dade County's initial fiscal response to the impacts on small businesses brought on by the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Approved by the Board of County Commissioners today, the $5 million Small Business Assistance Forgivable Loan Program (SBAFLP) utilizes United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds allocated through the Federal Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).

Broward Proceeds With Reopening

BROWARD COUNTY, FL –   Broward County Administrator Bertha Henry issued Emergency Order 20-10 on Thursday, May 14, 2020, providing for a phased reopening of business activity, beginning on Monday, May 18, with restrictions in accordance with a modified Phase 1 of Governor Ron DeSantis’ statewide reopening plan. Broward’s beaches will remain closed.


T&T Businessman Falls to Virus

NEW YORK – Prominent Trinidadian businessman Conrad Ifill, whose Conrad’s Famous Bakery has been a fixture in Brooklyn, New York’s Caribbean community for decades, died last month after contracting the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).


Commissioner Fried Encourages Farmers to Utilize USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program

Tallahassee, Fla. – Commissioner Nikki Fried and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) are reminding the state’s farmers and ranchers that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is currently accepting proposals for its Farmers to Families Food Box Program, with a deadline of 1:00 PM this Friday, May 1. This initiative will purchase $3 billion in domestic agricultural products to distribute to food banks, community groups, and non-profits, and is part of the USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program funded through the CARES Act.

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