Palm Beach County issued three new Emergency Orders on Saturday, May 16. Emergency Order Number 6 addresses the opening of beaches in the county, which will begin (with restrictions) on Monday, May 18. Emergency Order Number 7 addresses recreational facilities by amending Emergency Order Number 5. Emergency Order Number 8 provides additional directives regarding face coverings. To read the full text of these Emergency Orders, please click on the appropriate link below.
United Way of Palm Beach County has created a Food Finder map in response to COVID-19 in order to connect individuals seeking food resources to sites near them in a quick and accessible way. Through collaboration with several community partners including Palm Beach County, the School District of Palm Beach County, Palm Beach County Food Bank, Feeding South Florida, FLIPANY, Boys and Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, Area Agency on Aging Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies, Living Hungry, and Hospitality Helpings Hands, information on sites offering food services was collected and uploaded to the Palm Beach County Food Finder map. United Way of Palm Beach County will update this resource weekly.
Palm Beach County has launched BizHelpPBC, a county-wide resource for all 39 municipalities with business-focused information regarding COVID-19. The site contains resources designed to assist companies through any challenges, and new information is added daily. Please visit https://bizhelppbc.com/ to learn more.
LOCAL BANKS CAN ASSIST YOU WITH YOUR APPLICATION EVEN IF YOU DO NOT HAVE AN ACCOUNT
If you are a business owner who needs help to pay your employees and your bills because of COVID-19, local area banks may be able to help you get the CARES Act Payroll Protection Program (PPP) funding you need to keep your business viable and maintain your workforce. Did you know that not all banks require a bank account to provide you with application assistance? Plus, if the funds are administered correctly, you do not have to pay back the money you receive.
Local banks in Lake Park include (in alphabetical order), but are not limited to, Bank of America (561-472-5451), BB&T (561-842-4841), Comerica (800-266-3742), Flagler Bank (561-841-3868), PNC Bank (561-842-4266), TD Bank (561-841-1445) and Wells Fargo (561-838-5312).
In addition to the PPP, other programs may be available to you. Information is available at https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-lo....
The Town of Lake Park is dedicated to providing our local businesses with helpful information and resources, especially during this difficult time. Please contact us at 561-881-3221 to ensure we have the correct telephone number and email address for your business.
*Please note, the Town of Lake Park is not affiliated with the Small Business Administration or any banks or other financial institutions, and does not endorse or take responsibility for their procedures or actions. This information is provided solely as a means to help ensure Lake Park business owners are aware of the opportunities available to them.*
On Saturday, May 9, Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-120, which amends Executive Order 20-112 to include Palm Beach County and to allow for the opening of salons under certain restrictions, effective Monday, May 11. To read the full text of the Executive Order, please click the link below.
On May 8, Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-114 extending the state of emergency declared in Executive Order 20-52 for 60 days and addressing related amendments. To read the full text of the Executive Order, please click the link below.
On April 29, Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-112 detailing the first phase of his plan for Florida's recovery. To read the full text of the Executive Order or to see a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) that help explain the Executive Order, please click on the appropriate link below.
On April 29, Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-111 regarding a limited extension of essential services and activities and vacation rental prohibition. To read the full text of the Executive Order, please click the link below.
Nonprofits can now apply for a Small Business Administration (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program loan through Florida Community Loan Fund's (FCLF) nonprofit SBA lending partner, Community Reinvestment Fund, USA (CRF).
FCLF Staff is available to answer questions about the program and coach applicants through the process to ensure their applications are complete. CRF is a fellow nonprofit CDFI (Community Development Financial Institution). This new partnership brings together FCLF's knowledge and experience with lending to Florida nonprofits, and CRF's experience as an SBA-qualified lender.
Applicants do not need to be existing FCLF borrowers to apply, and loan applications of any size are welcome. For more information, visit https://fclf.org/paycheck-protection-program.
People are spending more time at home because of the current health crisis, which means they are using more energy. Florida Power & Light has created the attached list of useful tips to help customers manage their energy use. For those who are having difficulty paying their FPL bill, available resources can be found at FPL.com/Help or by calling 1-800-226-3545.