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Coronavirus Disease

Resources for Western New Yorkers:

Food Assistance: www.feedmorewny.org

Health Insurance: www.nystateofhealth.ny.gov/

Direct Impact Payments: www.irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment

Unemployment: www.ny.gov/services/get-unemployment-assistance

Testing: NYS Department of Health Testing Site Map:

https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/find-test-site-near-you

Student Loan Forbearance Information: https://studentaid.gov/announcements-events/coronavirus

Family & Medical Leave: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic

Crisis Services: http://crisisservices.org

 

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. 

Visit: http://www.workforcebuffalo.org/

Job Bank (Current Openings in NYS – Search Western Region) www.labor.ny.gov/jobs/regional.shtm

 

Resources for Businesses

NYS Business Guidance on Reopening: https://forward.ny.gov/

CDC Coronavirus Guidance for Businesses: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html  

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:

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