With the exception of limited re-openings of the Highlander Pool Fitness Center, the Library and Playgrounds, City buildings are closed to the public.  Phase 2 Updates .

 hOT LINE  727-298-3201

Individual and Families Pinellas CARES Financial Assistance

Pinellas County has broadened eligibility for individuals and families who need help with overdue rent, mortgage or utility bills through the Pinellas CARES Financial Assistance program.

Text COVIDCARES to 898211 or visit our
Pinellas CARES Financial Assistance page for more details.

 Pinellas CARES Small Business Grants Due to reopen


Notice: Now Accepting New Applications for COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Advance

Funding Options

In addition to traditional SBA funding programs, the CARES Act established several new temporary programs to address the COVID-19 outbreak.

This loan program provides loan forgiveness for retaining employees by temporarily expanding the traditional SBA 7(a) loan program.

This loan advance will provide up to $10,000 of economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing temporary difficulties.

Enables small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 quickly.

The SBA is providing a financial reprieve to small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Dino Eliadis or Jennifer Avery - Business Growth Simplified 727-421-5579  

For assistance  on SBA Programs please contact Kurt Forster

COVID-19 Information and Resources – The Florida Bar

Pinellas CARES Funds

Support for Qualifying Individuals and Families

Individuals, families and small businesses hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for emergency financial assistance through the County with the new Pinellas CARES fund.

Deadline for applications has been extended through July 7, 2020.

Pinellas CARES Financial Assistance supports eligible individuals and families who have lost their jobs or significant income due to COVID-19 with one-time assistance paying overdue rent, mortgage and utility bills. Payments will be disbursed directly to the utility, mortgage or other eligible agency to which the individual bills are due.

Individuals can apply for one-time assistance by contacting 2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares: Text COVIDCARES to 898211. Applicants will be asked to send proof of Pinellas residency, job loss and other information to qualify. This fund aims to help those in the greatest need, so income restrictions apply.


 Changes to Florida Unemployment

Income Assistance

If you are currently out of work, the Florida Reemployment Assistance Program may be able to provide financial assistance while you are unemployed. Learn more about eligibility and the application process.

Florida Reemployment Assistance Program online application.

 If you experience technical difficulties with the Florida Reemployment Assistance Program website, you can also print and fill out a paper application: (English | Spanish | Creole). Please note that paper applications could potentially take longer to process than completing an online application.


Additional Information:



Chamber of Commerce

visit and complete the appointment form. Our staff at the Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development will email or call to help you with your application(s) for assistance.  SBDC Florida

Pinellas County Economic Development



 Click link for Pinellas County Economic Indicators Dash Board Pinellas County Dashboard

Click link for Dunedin Demographics Dunedin Demographics 2019

Click link for City of Dunedin Economic Report Search Economic Report Search

The City of Dunedin has always been proud of providing the community with a high level of municipal services, commercial goods and services, and employment and housing opportunities that have resulted in a sense of community and a high quality of life. Economic Development facilitates the creation and maintenance of this quality of life through a strong tax base and a healthy local economy.

The Department of Economic Development facilitates partnerships to promote the cultural institutions and businesses of Dunedin to regional and international visitors and works closely with the Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Merchants Association, Visit Dunedin and other organizations to promote cultural attractions and businesses in Dunedin. We also strive to give all Dunedin citizens an opportunity to contribute and experience the joy of participating in meaningful community activities.

In 2013, the City of Dunedin approved its first Economic Development Master Plan that will serve as a blueprint for the city's future during the next 10 years. The Master Plan looks to protect the charm of Dunedin while encouraging private investment through adaptive reuse.  

 Adaptive Re-Use

Click above for more information on Adaptive Re-Use in Dunedin

For more information on development opportunities, with complete confidentiality, please contact Robert Ironsmith at (727)298-3204.

Business Resources 

Pinellas County Economic Development

Downtown Dunedin Merchants

Dunedin Chamber of Commerce

Tourism Resource   

Visit Dunedin

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