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Coronavirus Disease

Resources for Western New Yorkers:

Food Assistance:

Health Insurance:

Direct Impact Payments:


Testing: NYS Department of Health Testing Site Map:

Student Loan Forbearance Information:

Family & Medical Leave:

Crisis Services:


Job Assistance/Opportunities:  

The Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act supports One-Stop Career Centers in Western New York providing resources to connect job seekers and businesses.  Services include: resume prep assistance, computer/copier access, training/education, counseling/career planning. 


Job Bank (Current Openings in NYS – Search Western Region)


Resources for Businesses

NYS Business Guidance on Reopening:

CDC Coronavirus Guidance for Businesses:  

Relief for Businesses:

Zero-fee loans at 1% interest rate of up to $10 million. Loan will be eligible for forgiveness for expenses of up to 8 weeks of average payroll & related costs if the organization retains employees and their salary levels.  Local banks, credit unions, CDFIs and other SBA-approved lenders facilitate the application process.

An Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) is a 30-year loan of up to $2 million with an interest rate up to 3.75% for businesses and 2.75% for non-profits to help pay for disaster-related expenses.

An Emergency Economic Injury Grant is an immediate advance of up to $10,000 received within 3 days of applying for an EIDL that does not need to be repaid, even if the business fails to qualify for the EIDL.

Employers, including non-profits, whose operations have been fully or partially suspended as a result of a government order limiting commerce, travel or group meetings. The credit is also provided to employers who have experienced a greater than 50 percent reduction in quarterly receipts, measured on a year-over-year basis.

Contact A Local Small Business Administration Assistance Center:

We are here to help.  Please reach out to our office if you have any questions or need additional assistance: