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COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Last updated: 08/24/2020

Resource Name Provider Geographic Area Eligibility Amount How to apply?

Federal Programs

Economic Injury Disaster Loans
(Applications opened June 15, 2020)
U.S. Small Business Administration USA Small businesses affected by COVID-19. Note: this is technically structured as an advance on a loan,
but it does NOT need to be paid back, and it is not contingent on being approved or even accepting
the loan. You just need to apply for a loan, even if you don’t plan to actually get one
$10,000 Click Here
SBA Express Bridge Loans U.S. Small Business Administration USA Small Businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Business Lender Up to $25,000 faster Click Here
SBA Debt Relief U.S. Small Business Administration USA Relief is not available for PPP or EIDL borrowers. SBA will pay 6 months of principal, interest, and any associated fees that borrowers owe for all
7(a), 504, and Microloans
Application and eligibility will automatically be calculated

New York State Programs

Manufacturers seeking to produce/sell PPE NYS Empire State Development Corporation NYS Businesses providing PPE Click Here
Fast Track COVID-19 Manufacturing Productivity Program (MPP) National Grid NYS Manufacturing firms looking to adjust operations to produce critical items or, who are looking to
implement Lean Manufacturing , maintaing productivity during the pandemic and subsequent recovery
Up to $40,000 Click Here
New York Forward Loan Fund (NYFL)
(Accepts Applications on Rolling Basis)
New York State NYS NYS small businesses with 20 or fewer full-time equivalent employees, nonprofits, and small
landlords that have seen a sharp reduction in rental incom that did not recieve a previous loan. The
loans are not forgiveable in part or in whole.
Priority will be given to landlords in low and moderate income census tracts or who serve low to
moderate income tenants. Priority will be given to industries and regions that have reopened.
Applications are available on a rolling basis and it is encouraged to prepare your application
Various Amounts Click Here
New York State Unemployment Insurance NY State Department of Labor NYS To collect benefits, you must be ready, willing, and able to work, and actively looking for work
during each week in which you are claiming benefits. We understand that many of you are unable to
work due to the COVID-19 pandemic and New York State on PAUSE. If you would otherwise be able to
work, you should answer ‘YES’ in order to receive your benefits.
Various Amounts Click Here
New York State Pandemic Unemployment Assistance NY State Department of Labor NYS For New Yorkers who have been quartined as a result of COVID-19. The law enacts emergency paid leave
to guarantee workers job protection and provide financial compensation while they are on mandatory
Various Amounts Click Here
Sales Tax Relief for New Yorkers Impacted
by COVID-19
(Tax Filings Due July 31,2020)

NYS Dept. Taxation and Finance NYS Sales tax payments and returns were due 3/20/20; however, penalty and interest may be waived for
quarterly and annual filers who were unable to file or pay on time due to COVID-19.
Tax Relief Click Here

Other Resources

Coronavirus Financial Impact Loan Program Hebrew Free Loan Society NYC Long Island Westchester Individuals, Small Businesses Zero Interest loans between $2,000-$5,000, repayment begins July 2020 and spread across 20
Click Here
General & Food Program
(Accepts Applications on Rolling Basis)
Zakat Fund NYC Muslim-owned People and Businesses
Not stated Click Here
Rauschenburg Medical Emergency Grants
(Applications opened July 31, 2020 — August 31, 2020)

Robert Rauschenberg Foundation & New York Foundation for the Arts US Artists experiencing unexpected medical emergencies One-time grants of up to $5,000 for unexpected medical emergencies Click Here
Hello Alice Small Business Grant

Hello Alice US Small Businesses up to $50,000 in grant funding Click Here

Emergency Small Business Relief Loan Fund

Renaissance Economic Development Corporation NYC Small businesses who have received a 25% decrease in sales up to $50,000 in loans Click Here
$1,000 Grants @ Health Crisis Ideas

1517 Fund USA Any startup, entrepreneur, or individual whose idea can have a true impact on alleviating COVID-19
$1,000 Grants Click Here
0% Interest Loans for U.S. Entrepreneurs Kiva USA All U.S Entrepreneurs Up to $15000 Click Here
THE MAIN STREET INITIATIVE Mainvest USA Existing bricks-and-mortar businesses negatively impacted by the virus that launch a funding
campaign for a Mainvest revenue-based loan may be eligible for an immediate, $2000 zero-interest
Zero-interest $2,000 loan Click Here
Small Business Relief Initiative GoFundMe USA Small businesses affected by COVID-19 $500 matching micro-grants Click Here
Artist Relief Fund
(Applications end August 26, 2020)
Americans for the Arts USA Practicing artists experienceing financial emergencies due to COVID-19 $5,000 grants Click Here
Queens Chamber of Commerce PPE and Infrection Prevention Micro Grant Program Queens Chamber of Commerce USA Small BUsinesses purchaisng PPE or other infection prevention and control measures, including
sanitizing services
Not stated Click Here

Business Lead Programs

Lowes Neighborhood Business Grants LISC NYC USA Small businesses in NYC $5,000 – $20,000 grants Click Here
Amex Waiving Interest and Fees

American Express USA Amex Business account holders Interests and fees on accounts requesting
COVID-19 relief
Click Here

MWBE Assistance Program

Pyer Moss NYC MWBE businesses in NYC $50,000 in total email
Bespoke Post Product Purchasing Program Bespoke Post USA Emerging brands with 50 or fewer employees or small manufacturers employing 100 workers or less.
Ability to produce 2,000 to 5,000 units of product for sale (flexible)
$20 million worth of product purchases to support small businesses during the crisis. Click Here
Google Ad Credits
(Auto-application starting July 1, 2020)
Google USA Small and medium-sized businesses who have actively advertised with Google since Jan 1st, 2019 Google is offering $340 million in ad credits redeemable until the end of the year. Credits will be
Click Here
Up And Running Program Ebay USA Waived selling fees for new businesses lacking a strong online presence through June 30th, up to 500
Waived ecommerce fees Click Here
COVID-19 Relief Fund Application
(Accepting Applications on Rolling Basis)
Robinhood USA Robinhood anticipates making grants to 501(c)(3) organizations in NYC positioned to serve low-income
Three months of funding, averaging $45,000 Click Here
Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn Community Foundation USA Non-profits working towards racial equity, support for vulnerable populations, anti-stigma efforts,
practical needs, support for workers, and other immediate needs
Immediate response grants up to $10,000 Click Here

Crowd-Sourced Programs

Covid-19 Financial Solidarity Crowd Sourced USA Small Businesses Not stated CLick Here
#Solidarity4Service Crowd Sourced USA Service Workers Not stated Click Here
$1k Project Crowd Sourced USA Employees, family members in critical need of support due to loss of income $1,000 for 3 months Click Here