Helpful Links and Tools for You As a Construction Industry Leader During COVID-19


Opening Up America Guidelines

Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)
COVID-19 Webinar: Topics include Labor Law, Contractual Law, Safety and more with most recent industry updates.

Construction Financial Managers Association (CFMA)
COVID-19 resources

The Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)
COVID-19 Employment Related

The COVID-19 Call Center is available 24/7
1 (866) 779-6121 |

COVID-19 Training Series
by GFA International, Inc. & Universal Engineering Services | 24-HOUR HAZWOPER

COVID-19 – Small Business Assistance Programs:

Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program 

The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program is currently available to small business owners located in all Florida counties statewide that experienced economic damage as a result of COVID-19. These short-term, interest-free working capital loans are intended to “bridge the gap” between the time a major catastrophe hits and when a business has secured longer term recovery resources.

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.

SBA – Disaster Assistance – Federal Disaster Loans for Businesses, Private Nonprofits, Homeowners, and Renters. 

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact. The interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses. The interest rate for non-profits is 2.75%.

For questions, please contact the SBA disaster assistance customer service center at 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or e-mail

Short Time Compensation Program

Run by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, it helps employers maintain their staff by reducing the weekly working hours during temporary slowdowns to mitigate against lay offs.

Keeping Workers Paid and Employed Act

The Keeping Workers Paid and Employed Act would prevent workers from losing their jobs and small businesses from going under due to economic losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The plan would provide cash-flow assistance through 100 percent federally guaranteed loans to employers who maintain their payroll during this emergency.

Small Business Assistance: Small employers with 500 employees or fewer will be eligible to apply for the loans.

Loan Guaranty Program: The bill would expand the allowable uses for the existing 7(a) Small Business Administration loan program to permit payroll support, including paid sick leave, supply chain disruptions, employee salaries, mortgage payments, and other debt obligations to provide immediate access to capital for affected small businesses.

Entrepreneurial Assistance: The bill would provide grants to offer counseling, training, and related assistance to small businesses affected by COVID-19.

Phone: 305-596-4224

Tax Relief – The Florida Department of Revenue

U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) postponed tax payments due on April 15, 2020, until July 15, 2020, without penalties or interest.

Phone: (850) 488-6800 or Email:

Frequently asked questions:

Miami Pandemic Response Fund

Health Foundation of South Florida, The Miami Foundation and Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau have joined United Way in providing seed funding of $350,000 to aid families and small businesses.

Phone: 1-800-226-3320

Useful Contacts and Resources

Florida Private Sector Hotline: 850-815-4925 – Email:

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity 
Phone: (850) 245-7105.

Small Business Administration – Government Agency 
Broward and Palm Beach County – Phone: 954-762-5235 – Email:

Miami-Dade County – Phone: 305-779-9230 – Email:

Commercial Real Estate Industry Coronavirus Resource Center 

American Hotel & Lodging Association

The Facts About Coronavirus (frequently updated page with a number of links)

AHLA Joins Business Leaders to Discuss Response To Coronavirus

Hotel CEOS meet with President, Vice President on Urgent Assistance to Keep Hotels from Shuttering 

AHLA statement on the CARES ACT

American Seniors Housing Association

Coronavirus Preparedness & Response for Senior Living Communities

Building Owners and Managers Association International

BOMA International’s Coronavirus Resource Center

BOMA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guide


CORENET GLOBAL’S COVID-19/Coronavirus Resources

Building Enterprise Resilience: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Roundtable


FHFA’s Coronavirus Actions

International Council of Shopping Centers

Coronavirus Information & Resources

ICSC events through April 10 have been suspended.

ICSC extends the suspension of all events, including RECon, through June 30, 2020.

Retailer Updates Due to COVID-19

COVID-19 Updates for the Retail and Real Estate Industry

ICSC Urges Congressional Support for Retail Real Estate

Institute of Real Estate Management

COVID-19 resources and information for property managers 

REM statement and actions on Coronavirus disease


Moody’s Corporation is now offering its research and views on the credit and economic impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) via a dedicated website, available to the public. (Updated March 10)

National Apartment Association

Guidance for Dealing with the Coronavirus  (Updated March 17)


COVID-19 Industry Resources

NAIOP has canceled the I.CON Spring 2020 conference in Huntington Beach, California.

NAIOP (Washington State Chapter)

NAIOPWA Update on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

National Association of Realtors

Coronavirus: A Guide for Realtors

NAR Announces Changes to Upcoming Conference Schedule

National Multifamily Housing Council

Coronavirus Preparedness for Apartment Firms

NMHC Emergency Preparedness Listserve Sign Up

NMHC Event Update

NMHC Calls on Lawmakers to Provide Direct Financial Assistance to Renters

NMHC Advocacy During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Apartment Industry Committed to Supporting Residents Impacted by COVID-19

Real Estate Roundtable

RER’s coronavirus resource page

“The Roundtable’s Homeland Security Task Force (HSTF) and the Real Estate Information Sharing and Analysis Center (RE-ISAC) are in close contact with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide useful information to the real estate industry on the coronavirus threat as it continues to evolve.” (Updated Feb. 28)

Roundtable Urges Treasury and IRS to Provide Additional Emergency Relief


SIOR has developed the Community Assistance and Relief in Emergencies (CARE) Program to help facilitate support during times of need such as right now.

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