Loan Program Instructions

Bridge Loan Application
Application Period

Applications will be accepted by qualified Florida agricultural producers under this program through June 30. 2019, contingent on the availability of funds.

Required Information for Application
  • Government issued personal identification of all individual applicants (drivers license, state or federal ID, or passport).
  • Federal Business tax returns for the last 2 completed years for all individual applicants, if available.
  • Employer tax documentation.
  • Personal tax returns for the last 2 completed years with attached Schedule C for all individual applicants, if available and where appropriate.
  • Proof or validation of crops in the ground.
  • Additional information that the applicant believes would assist the Loan Review Committee in making its decision (such as a loan summary).
Download Application (pdf)

Florida Catastrophic Emergency Bridge Loan Program – Hurricane Michael Agricultural Producers


Note: Clicking the link above will automatically open the pdf file in a new browser window or tab. If you complete the application in the browser window, you can only print
the completed version (you cannot save the file with data).

  1. Save the file to your PC (File menu–> Save As … in your browser) and then open the file in Adobe Acrobat (simply double click to open if Acrobat is installed) to complete the form fillable file and save the data.
  2. Print the file out and complete by hand.
  3. Download the file to your PC to be filled out or printed at a later date- right click the link and choose “Save Target As…” (Internet Explorer) or “Save Link As …” (Firefox & Chrome).

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Application Submission Instructions

Please contact your local Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Find your local SBDC at Applicants may also contact their local SBDC for free help with completing the application.

Contact Information

For questions regarding the Emergency Bridge Loan Program, please contact the Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network Headquarters. Email:  Phone toll-free: (866) 737-7232.

About the Emergency Bridge Loan Program
The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program was first activated following Hurricane Andrew in 1992. It has been activated 24 additional times following disasters and has helped more than 4,160 small businesses statewide to receive more than $123.1 million in assistance.