August 3, 2020 10:37 am
PPE Kits are available to be picked up at the Cocoa Beach Public Library on Wednesday, August 5 between 11:00 am-3:00 pm.
Small Business Economic Relief Program- Application deadline is August 10, 2020.
The Brevard County Small Business Economic Relief Program was approved by the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners on July 7, 2020 to assist small businesses and nonprofit organizations with a grant up to $10,000 for recovery and stabilization of business operations.
- The small business must be physically located in Brevard County
- The small business must have had 50 or fewer employees as of January 1, 2020
- The small business must have been negatively impacted financially the COVID-19 public health emergency
- The small business must be enrolled in the US Department of Homeland Security E-Verify program
- Applicant’s revenue losses or expenses utilized to establish program eligibility and grant amount must not have been reimbursed through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), Small Business Administration (SBA) Debt Relief Program or other similar federal and state programs.
An online application will be available on July 27, 2020
Frequently Asked Questions
July 20, 2020
Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 Can Apply for Brevard County-issued Personal Protection Equipment Kits
Small businesses in Brevard County that employ 25 or fewer workers can apply beginning Monday, July 20, for County-provided Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) kits funded through the federal Coronavirus Air, Relief and Economic Security (CARES Act).
The PPE kit distribution was approved by the Board of County Commissioners to support small businesses with supplies to reopen and sustain operations during the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency.
PPE kits provided by the County will contain 200 procedure masks, 25 reusable cloth masks, 2 boxes of gloves and 2 bottles of hand sanitizer. Applications are available online beginning Monday at www.brevardfl.gov/BrevardCARES. Distribution of the PPE kits will be held from Monday, Aug. 3, through Friday, Aug. 7, at various locations in the county.
Small businesses eligible for the PPE kits must meet the following criteria:
- Must have 25 or fewer employees
- Must be located in Brevard County
Must operate be within the following industry segments:
- Health Care
- Children services and youth camps
- Museums and historical sites
- Amusement and recreation centers
- Independent restaurants
- Barber Shops, beauty salons, nail salons, and personal care services
Once approved, businesses may choose from the following locations and times to pick up their PPE kit:
- Monday, Aug. 3: Titusville Library, 2121 South Hopkins Ave., Titusville, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Tuesday, Aug. 4: Central Brevard Library and Reference Center, 308 Forrest Ave., Cocoa, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- Wednesday, Aug. 5: Cocoa Beach Library, 550 North Brevard Ave., Cocoa Beach, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- Thursday, Aug. 6: Melbourne Library. 540 East Fee Ave., Melbourne, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- Friday, Aug. 7: Brevard County’s warehouse, 7740 Technology Drive, West Melbourne, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
For more information, call (321) 350-9275.
July 15, 2020 9:29 PM
MESSAGE FROM FLORIDA POWER AND LIGHT
I’m writing to provide an update regarding FPL’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. While the wide majority of our customers are able to pay their bills, we do have customers struggling as a result of COVID-19. We remain committed to helping those customers still experiencing hardship.
As you may know, we have a long history of working with our customers and connecting them with referral services, such as 211, to find financial assistance. As a result of COVID-19, funding to programs, such as the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), has increased significantly. Consider:
- In Florida, LIHEAP funding has increased nearly 60% due to COVID-19.
- In FPL’s service area alone, we estimate that approximately 75% of LIHEAP funding – or $30 million – remains available to customers.
- Additionally, qualifications for programs, like LIHEAP, have been modified, meaning more customers are eligible.
Unfortunately, the majority of our customers past-due on their bill have not reached out to FPL for help, despite our outreach. Since the beginning of the pandemic, our Customer Service team alone has initiated more than 2.1 million phone calls, emails and other communications. We’d greatly appreciate your help in getting the word out about the assistance that’s available by sharing our posts on Facebook and Twitter.
As we have since mid-March, we’re continuing to suspend disconnections for nonpayment while helping connect customers with financial assistance. And, where there is hardship, we’re continuing to waive late fees and offer customers additional payment extensions to help them manage past-due FPL balances.
While we never want to turn the lights off for nonpayment – especially during these difficult times – we remain mindful that unpaid electric bills are ultimately paid for by all FPL customers. We will continue to assess our COVID-19 policies to ensure we’re supporting customers experiencing hardship while also balancing the needs of all of our more than 5 million customers. We urge customers struggling to pay their bill to take action now and call us directly, toll-free, at 800-226-3545, to discuss their situation, as they remain responsible for their outstanding FPL balance.
July 8, 2020 11:46 am
ADA Compliant PDF Executive Order 4
All previous City Executive Orders can be found on the Document Center.
All Governor’s Executive orders can be found on the Governor’s Website.
For all the latest City Related information on COVID-19 please visit the City’s Covid-19 Update Page or follow us on the City’s Official Facebook Page.
July 6, 2020 2:15 pm
July 4, 2020 11:30 am
July 2, 2020 4:20 pm
Effective July 3, 2020 at 8:00 am Order #1 pertaining to restrictions to activities on the beach. Groups no larger than ten (10) individuals at any place on the ocean beaches in the City of Cocoa Beach, with social distancing of no less than 10 feet in all directions between groups. Fine for violation is set to $500 per occurrence.
July 1, 2020 10:06 am
Cocoa Beach City Commission recommends the following:
Less than 10 people per group.
Wear face coverings
Practice social distancing- 6 feet apart
June 8, 2020 2:05 pm
19th Hole Restaurant is open- practicing social distancing.