With more than $31,979.00 million dollars in grants and additional local government funding sources of $22,686.00 million dollars, the majority of the federal budget in government grants is put into the business sector every year as small businesses and large corporations are the foundation of the economic growth in Florida. There are 399,819 business establishments in the state of Florida, and they break down to the following:

Florida Business Sector Breakdown by Size:

  • 274,647 registered businesses in Florida have 0 to 4 employees. People who work at home with sole proprietorship are included in this breakdown.
  • 57,678 registered businesses in Florida have 5 to 9 employees.
  • 32,043 registered businesses in Florida have 10-19 employees.
  • 25,195 registered businesses in Florida have 20-99 employees.
  • 5,899 registered businesses in Florida have 100 to 499 employees.
  • Over 4,357 registered businesses in Florida have over 500 employees.

Florida Business Sector Breakdown in Service Industries:

  • 68,559 registered businesses in Florida are in the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services sector.
  • 32,848 registered businesses in Florida are in the Administrative, Support, Waste Management, and Remediation Services sector.
  • 35,110 registered businesses in Florida are in the Accommodation and Food Services sector.
  • More than 43,848 registered businesses in Florida are also service orientated businesses but are not categorized to the above sectors.

If you are in the farming industry, you may be eligible to apply for small business grants as well. There are more than 47,000 farms in the state of Florida.

Starting and managing a small business in Florida is not an easy task. Over $253,360,000,000.00 US dollars are paid to employee salaries/payroll alone in the state of Florida and more than 107,382 businesses declare bankruptcy every single year. Although the federal government does not publically provide grants for starting and expanding a business, in Florida, some small business grants are given to business owners to start and grow their ventures, and grant recipients do not have to pay back the funding from government. Therefore, it makes sense to look into small business grants as one of your sources to fund your business.

To apply for business grants in Florida, contact Florida financial aid agencies, or

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Current online applicants in Florida are browsing from the following cities: McDavid, Indian Lake Estates, Lake Butler, Gulf Breeze, West Palm Beach, Lake City, Lloyd, Punta Gorda, Fernandina Beach, Port Saint Lucie

Recent State Funding Opportunities

Below is a list of opportunities recently published in the local state:

Funding Opportunity
2022 SOUTH FLORIDA PROGRAM (apply)

Funding Number: EPA I R4 SFL 2022 01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Category: Environment
Funding Amount: $750,000
Integrated Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) prediction, prevention, and management strategies for Florida’s St. Lucie Estuary System (apply)

Funding Number: W81EWF 22 SOI 0018
Agency: Department of Defense, Engineer Research and Development Center
Category: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Amount: $500,000
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) for Federal fiscal year (FY) 2022 – Florida (apply)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS FL CIG 22 NOFO0001150
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $250,000
FY 22 Florida Agriculture Conservation Easement Program (apply)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS FL ACEP 22 NOFO0001130
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $15,000,000
Announcement for proposals to provide NRCS easement programs restoration assistance in the State of Florida (apply)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS FL MULTI 22 NOFO0001130
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $15,000,000
Standing Announcement for Residential (Shelter and/or Transitional Foster Care) Services for Unaccompanied Children-LICENSED AND TEXAS-EXEMPT AND FLORIDA-DELICENSED ONLY (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2022 ACF ORR ZU 0129
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - ORR
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $200,000,000
2021 SOUTH FLORIDA GEOGRAPHIC PROGRAM (apply)

Funding Number: EPA R4 SFL 2021 01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Category: Environment
Funding Amount: $350,000
Alligator Ecological Florida Everglades (apply)

Funding Number: W9126G 21 2 SOI 4384
Agency: Department of Defense, Fort Worth District
Category: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Amount: $145,053
Aquatic Fauna Florida Everglades (apply)

Funding Number: W9126G 21 2 SOI 4382
Agency: Department of Defense, Fort Worth District
Category: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Amount: $488,537
Conservation Innovation Grants FY 2021- Florida (apply)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS FL CIG 21 NOFO0001109
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $75,000

 

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