If you are a business owner in New York it's time to get your share of the $800 million available to you for those COVID-19 related expenses you have incurred between March 1, 2020 and April 1, 2021. You could get up to $50,000 from the State of New York Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program.

The first thing you will need to do is apply and applications are open now! Click HERE for an application guide and to download your application certification. Much of this can be confusing and complicated so the Capital Region Chamber have created a free Facebook Webinar for Wednesday July 7th to help you through the process.

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According to New York Small Business Recovery, this grant program was created to help currently viable small businesses, micro-businesses and for-profit independent arts and cultural organizations in the State of New York. Specifically those that experienced economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Small businesses are one of the most critical components of New York's economy and were disproportionately impacted by the economic devastation resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic," Governor Cuomo said. "As we build New York back better than it was before, this program will help these small businesses -particularly those with socially or economically disadvantaged owners -regain an economic foothold so they can forge ahead toward a brighter, more prosperous future.

You could get between $5,000 and $50,000! Here are some of the categories to recoup:

  • Payroll costs
  • Commercial rent or mortgage payments for NYS-based property
  • Payment of local property or school taxes
  • Utility costs
  • Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning cost

Sign up for a FREE webinar with the Capital Region Chamber Foundation and receive the guidance and support that you need to apply for the NYS COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Grant Program.

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