Emergency Resources for Businesses

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 City of North Port Alerts Page

Emergency Resources for Businesses

The City of North Port is dedicated to helping all residents and businesses to be prepared for emergencies and staying safe during this time.  The links and information below will help you find resources and assistance.

The Economic Development of Sarasota County (EDC) has compiled a complete and up-to-date website that provides information on loans and grants available with assistance for applying. 


Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application 

Many residents in Sarasota and Manatee counties have lost their jobs through no fault of their own as business operations have been adversely affected by the pandemic. The EDC has joined forces with other business organizations in Manatee and Sarasota counties to connect displaced workers with employers who need to fill staffing demands brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. Employers can post jobs and workers can search for them at, a service hosted by Manatee Chamber of Commerce. Here is a Reemployment Assistance Handbook


Other Resources:

North Port Area Chamber of Commerce Pickup/To Go

North Port Chamber Virtual Service

Emergency Order 2020-09 Regarding Temp Outdoor Dining Regulations and Fees for Restaurants

Reopening Sarasota County

Disaster Assistance for Small Businesses

Paycheck Protection Program 

COVID-19 Business Resource Guide

Florida Chamber of Commerce Essential Business

Looking for Unemployment/ Reemployment Assistance

Businesses Submit Your Job Openings

Take the Business Damage Assessment Survey.  The survey, managed by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), will evaluate businesses affected by COVID-19 and the impacts the virus has had on the local economy so actions to implement appropriate relief programs can begin. Results from this survey will be shared with state agencies and local partners. For inquiries or assistance with the survey, businesses can contact Emergency Support Function 18 at

Other useful emergency links:

Sarasota County Business Hurricane Preparedness

Additional County Disaster Preparedness Info

Withum Hurricane Preparedness Guide

Florida Disaster Planning for Business

Disaster Recovery from Florida SBSC

Disaster Assistance from Enterprise Florida

Florida Disaster

Florida Legal information

Prevent Disruption

Additional Resources:

U.S. Chamber Foundation Resilience Box

U.S. Chamber Foundation Quick Guides

Department of Homeland Security Ready

North Port Area Chamber of Commerce