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New York Forward Loan Fund

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New York Forward Loan Fund (NYFLF) is a new economic recovery loan program aimed at supporting New York State small businesses, nonprofits and small landlords as they reopen after the COVID-19 outbreak and NYS on PAUSE.

Announcing Capital Region Forward

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The action plan for safely reopening businesses and reinvigorating the economy.

NY Forward Shares Business Re-Opening Safety Plan Template

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Each re-opening business must develop a written Safety Plan outlining how its workplace will prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Industries Reopening by Phase

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Businesses in each region will re-open in phases. Re-opening refers to non-essential businesses, essential businesses that are open will remain open.

Regional Monitoring Dashboard

Please click here to connect to the Regional Monitoring Dashboard on the NY.gov website. It includes a color-coded map of the state showing where each region currently stands in relation to meeting the required metrics.

Regional Guidelines for Re-Opening New York

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New York State has released regional guidelines for re-opening the state.

SBA Upstate NY District Office April 28th Webinar to Cover updates to the Paycheck Protection Program and the SBA’s Covid-19 Relief Efforts for Small Businesses

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This webinar is open to the public.

Statement by Secretary Mnuchin and Administrator Carranza on the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin and U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza issued a statement about the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program.

Virtual Small Business Survival Kit Forum with Assemblymembers Patricia Fahy and John McDonald III

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Learn more about resources available to business owners, entrepreneurs, microenterprises, and start-ups during the COVID-19 pandemic.

GUIDANCE FOR DETERMINING WHETHER A BUSINESS ENTERPRISE IS SUBJECT TO A WORKFORCE REDUCTION UNDER RECENT EXECUTIVE ORDERS

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Please review this information from New York State, last updated April 7, 2020, at 3:00pm, to determine whether or not your business is subject to a workforce reduction under recent Executive Orders.